Why won't my car go into first gear?

I have just bought a Skoda Fabia 2001 model. It has decided that it just won’t go into first gear at all. The rest of the gears work and although it’s a little sticky getting into second it still always works. No matter how hard I try though first just isn’t happening for me?

Asked on 16 September 2018 by Lottie Hickman

Answered by Alan Ross
We assume that the clutch is okay? It may well be the pivot pin on the gearbox - they are known to seize up. See attached a link which shows in more detail:

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