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Old 21-08-2009, 19:59
char_student
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As per my previous post, I am having car problems! My focus had a broken reverse gear pin in the gearbox as it would not get in reverse. Also put a new clutch in as was told thats a good idea to do that when gearbox out. However still having a problem with reverse. With car on or off (occassionally) it will not get into reverse. It makes a crunching noise and is not going all the way into reverse. It is only going half way. Any ideas what else it could be please? Paid out so much already, thought it may have been the clutch so we bled that again. However we realise that it wont always get in reverse with the car off, so cant be the clutch.
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Old 21-08-2009, 20:33
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Could it be the selector forks out of alignment as a result of the work to date?
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Old 21-08-2009, 20:36
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Mine does that sometimes too. I find taking putting the car into neutral, releasing the clutch all the way and then putting it into reverse again works. Used to have to do that with my old Vauxhall too.
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Old 21-08-2009, 21:17
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Mine does that sometimes too. I find taking putting the car into neutral, releasing the clutch all the way and then putting it into reverse again works. Used to have to do that with my old Vauxhall too.
Yep, me too.
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Old 21-08-2009, 21:19
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My MR2 does that too. Putting it into neutral, lift the clutch, then back down, and it goes into reverse easily then.
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Old 21-08-2009, 21:30
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Mine does that sometimes too. I find taking putting the car into neutral, releasing the clutch all the way and then putting it into reverse again works. Used to have to do that with my old Vauxhall too.

Gonna agree with this, I have to do it in my Mini sometimes
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