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Old 05-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Boxster stuck in gear?

Hello, I have a Boxster 2005 S 2.7 (987) and on the way home tonight it got stuck in first gear. No unusual noises with the gearbox or any rubbing, snapping sounds or any strange smells, just kind of all of a sudden happened. Clutch seems normal and can hear it operating and seems to work just fine. The gearbox lever is very light forward and back but very stiff side to side, so stiff that it will not turn and I do not want to force it. Anyone have anything similar happen or any ideas on what this could be?

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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Look under the car and make sure both cables are still attached to the tranny. The connections are right in front of the muffler on the passenger side.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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I have just had my Cayman S do the same thing.
What was borken?
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cmarti57 View Post
I have just had my Cayman S do the same thing.
What was borken?
Most likely the shifter cable has come loose at the transmission or shifter.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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Most likely the shifter cable has come loose at the transmission or shifter.
+1 on the shifter cables.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Not sure if your 987 has the same shifter cable setup as my 986, but I had the same problem in 3rd gear. The cable itself was fine, it was rather the plastic sheath around it that had worked it's way down and was making shifting difficult (I thought it was just the short shift kit). I was able to fix it by just jacking up the rear, crawling under and puching the sheath back towards the front of the car. Shifted great after that. I plan to replace the cable next time I get the car on a lift though.

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