Vauxhall Astra Gears sticking temporarily

2002 Vauxhall Astra Problem

CarVauxhall Astra 1.6
OwnerPaul 55365
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Hi hoping you can help me, new here!

I have had trouble on my last couple of journeys with my Astra's gears. All seems fine when I set off (I have a 20 mile commute) but after just a short while I have real trouble selecting a gear. After pulling over and switching off I can select any gear as smoothly as usual. This morning I pulled off road for a moment or two and waited for a minute then was able to proceed without incident. Is this to do with temperature - does the car need to warm up a bit?! It's usually a really smooth gear change so it's really obvious when it becomes sticky but as I say it is only tempoary and seems to "cure" itself pretty quickly. It's just a bit hairy driving thinking it's going to seize up again! I can select all gears with the engine off easily. Any ideas?

Thanks Paul
Problem Category
Gearbox & Clutch

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Solution 1
creeder | Driver | Since: Feb 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 128 | View Garage
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i would start with a simple oil change first the recomended oil will be listed in your hand book

Posted on Wednesday 20th of June 2012
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Paul 55365 | Driver | Since: Jun 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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Do you just mean the "general" oil? Nothing more? I'll try that first thing!

Posted on Wednesday 20th of June 2012
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