Hello, this problem has only just developed. All the other gears are fine, i can get into 5 th easy but getting out is terrible, the gearstick is very loose when in 5th ive gone into reverse accidently a few times trying to pull out its that bad. I took to a good mechanic he says its a fault in the gearbox which i wasnt hoping for. The linkage rod from the gear lever seem loose so i might have a look underneath maybe changing the nylon or rubber bushes may help to stiffen the gearstick up. The mechanic said id lose 5 th gear eventually. So its either run it until its knackered or get a scrap gearbox the vans a 56 plate in good condition. Done 101,000 miles runs well seems a shame to get rid. Would it be a bearing in the gearbox or a syncromesh problem in 5th ?