Shifting issues due to worn linkage rod bushings on Mini Cooper S

Average mileage: 114,500 (112,000–117,000)
Drive Train affected: Manual Transmission
1 model year affected: 2003
3 people reported this problem
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2003 Mini Cooper S- Manual Transmission117,000
Sometimes when shifting into 1st the transmission doesn't engage. I can sometimes shift into reverse and then it will engage
2003 Mini Cooper S- Manual Transmission112,000
gear shifter would not click into gear,found that the linkage rod bushing failed which allowed the rod to pop off of the trans linkage. new bushings are available or you can replace the linkage.
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