Balance Rod Linkage
If you're experiencing excessive 'play' in your gear stick then you may have a gear linkage problem. Moving your gear stick left and right or forwards and back transmits to the gearbox via two cables called the gearbox linkage. Gear linkages turn left to right movement of the stick into up and down movement of the input rod, which engages one of three selector shafts. One is first and second gear, one has third and fourth and the other fifth gear and reverse.
The gear linkage must be correctly aligned and all parts in good condition for the gearbox to work properly. Euro Car Parts offers a great choice of quality gear linkages for any car.