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Reverse gear still doesnít go in correctly

Old 02-19-2019, 11:03 PM
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Default Reverse gear still doesnít go in correctly

So I recently tried the shifter adjustment Iím pretty sure I did it correctly push the pin down(made a home made pin went down with no resistance) loosin the 3 bolts center shifter and tighten down the 3 bolts. But I still seem to have the same problem, when I try to put the car in reverse it doesnít feel like it goes in all the way. So in order for me to get into reverse I have to let out the clutch very slowly until I hear a click noise then I know itís in gear. If i donít do this it will make a grinding noise. So Iím kind of stumped as to what it could be. Could it be I didnít do the adjustment Correctly? Mind you none of my other gears have any pop outs or grinds or anything unusual. Just reverse
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:13 PM
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There's a myriad of things you can do. It MIGHT be the shifter box (TMOD customs is an excellent replacement), it could be you need to flush the hydraulic clutch. It could be you need to change the tranny fluid. Or after all that fails, you might need a new clutch or your tranny looked at. Mine was the clutch, sigh.

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Modified Ranger method , Anti Venom mod, C6 Z06 shifter and box, (clean and lube the box)
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All three of my manual transmission cars do the same thing. My C5Z, my C3, and my dd Fiesta.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:23 PM
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 69autoXr View Post
All three of my manual transmission cars do the same thing. My C5Z, my C3, and my dd Fiesta.
none of my 4 current manuals, or 3 past manuals do or have done this, including 2 t56 cars. Something certainly seems wrong to me.
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One of the plastic pads that are on your reverse shift fork have split or broken off so the shift fork isnít getting that last little bit of distance needed to get locked fully onto the reverse gearís dog teeth.

When you have it almost all the way and let the clutch out slightly, the gear moves and because the dog teeth are coffin shaped and are almost engaged on the collar, it rotates with some force and hitting the receiving angles in the collar, makes the collar get drawn onto the teeth and fully ďclickĒ home (what you hear and feel) and then youíre able to reverse as at that point youíre locked in until you shift out of reverse.

The only fix for this is internal. Luckily you can just remove the rear transmission cover to access the reverse fork (compared to being in the main case) but the bad news is itís still a ton of work to get to it.
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