Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Zikhron, , Israel
5th gear stuck and noise started
I've bought recently a 2000 LT. I had it for four days after owning a Harley for three years. It is perfect bike and is ideal for me.
Here comes the problem.
Yesterday, me and my friend wanted to have a ride. After 5 minutes riding, the same moment I was going to shift from 4th to 5th gear, I heard a noise of something hitting something real hard, then a noise of something getting broken and the gear stuck on 5th.
Engine works good with no noises (while keeping clutch pressed). I am able to start engine (with no problem) while keeping clutch disengaged. Gearshift peg itself does not even move down, but moves up. There's no possibility to switch gear. With clutch, without clutch, with engine running or without.
There's one another thing. As soon as it happened, I started hearing a noise of repeating hits, similar to the one in childhood we where putting a hard paper on bicycle to hit spokes. I had to drive two or three minutes to find a place for safe stop (this road had no shoulders) so I heard the noise very clearly.
I don't think I am going to fix something myself, but I want to be prepared to visiting our local BMW.
Guys, please help.