From when I bought my Porsche 911 the gearchange wasn't as great as I remembered from my previous 2001 model and second gear in particular could be quite difficult to select, occasionally popping out of gear if you didn't get the selection quite right.
Originally I thought it was a gearbox problem and preparing myself for a massive bill for rebuilding! I then was looking at the Gbox Detent product that replaces the original part in the gearbox to help the selection of gear.
However there was also some information I read that suggested that worn engine/motor mounts could also affect the gear change as the old mounts can sag affecting the alignment of the engine and gearbox and thus the gear change too.
As the motor mounts looked to be original and well past their best as the exhaust was also showing signs of sagging on one side - a common symptom of poor mounts - I decided to change them.
|Porsche 996 gear selection problems - original engine mounts removed|
|Uro 964/993 Engine mounts |
|Porsche 996 gear selection new engine mounts fitted|