Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

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Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Post by CDC02254 » 09 Feb 2010, 09:15

Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Strange, driving to work this morning put car into 5th gear and noticed unusual vibration on the gear stick. Drives ok and no problems in any other gear.

Any idea what this could be??

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Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Post by Chris570 » 09 Feb 2010, 09:30

from my ax/ saox experience its either a worn rear engine mount causing the engine to sit at a strange angle, moving the linkages to hit something they shouldnt or maybe just worn linkeages causing the same.

All depends on what xantia you have

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Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Post by CDC02254 » 09 Feb 2010, 09:52

Thanks,

It a Xantia 1.9TD Estate 1996-7

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Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Post by citroenxm » 09 Feb 2010, 11:05

I have also know it to be slightly bent drive shafts!!

Ive had this on two xantias, my own first 1994 L reg car, and a later 1996 P reg car. We changed the shafts and the problem went away!

What it was dooing though was not just vibrating in the gear lever but the whole car was oscalating side to side when accellerating.

How bad is the vibration? Constant with the engine noise?

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Gear stick vibration in 5th gear Xantia

Post by CDC02254 » 09 Feb 2010, 11:19

The vibration is purely on the gear stick, if I rest my hand on it in 5th gear I can feel it, in all other gears its ok.