Stiff Gearlever on ETG box

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Hi,

I have a 2016 Platinum with the ETG gearbox, and have noticed that it feels stiff going from N to A , but is ok going from N to R.

Could it be just the hot weather affecting it, and does anyone else have this issue?

Many thanks.
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Jase68 wrote: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:35 pm Hi,

I have a 2016 Platinum with the ETG gearbox, and have noticed that it feels stiff going from N to A , but is ok going from N to R.

Could it be just the hot weather affecting it, and does anyone else have this issue?

Many thanks.
Hi

You have a solenoid controlled manual gearbox (ETG - Efficient Tronic Gearbox). These have been a problem from the very early versions of sensodrive.

I don't think the weather should be affecting gear change, well, in the UK anyway.

The gear selector operates switches for the computer signals and if this has become stiff, I think that Citroen will change the gear selector stick as a whole unit.

I don't know if they can be lubricated.

Citroen C3 ETG EGS (EGC)
Citroen C3 ETG EGS (EGC)