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I think you're referring to the reverse inhibitor - it *should* hit a curved aluminium plate to prevent you selecting reverse without lifting the ring underneath the gear knob.

It wears away to nothing though, and the plate wears too. In my experience you can loosen and adjust the position of the plate to get more life out of it, but the plastic (nylon?) knuckle won't be serviceable.

SJ Sportcars sent me a replacement for mine a few years back, they're not expensive.

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On 03/06/2020 at 14:19, Lotus esprit said:

there is a plastic knuckle at the bottom that is chewed up

Sounds like one of the ball joint sockets on the bottom of the shifter levers.

Shifter refurb kit required..


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