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Hi have a UK toyota auris with a difficult and loud shift into reverse gear - only happens intermittently and usually when engine warm and having parked on a slight slope. Fluid level has been checked and is OK. Anyone any ideas??

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  • zlist Nov 05, 2008

    manual gear box - and i know the problem sounds wierd - I worked in automotive engineering for 15 yrs and have never seen nor heard of this before...

  • zlist Nov 05, 2008

    Thanks a lot for your help!!

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    No such model in the USA


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Is it manual ,if its an auto have you tried using the handbrake on a hill ??

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    Colin Stickland Nov 05, 2008

    reverse clunks and groans especialy on a slope,now this might seem simple to repair but it means removing the gearbox as the fault is caused by wear on the selector for reverse gear which is allowing it to move with gravity plus a bit of wear on shaft that it slides on as well.and some wear in the actual reverse gear itself ,cheap solution is turn engine off when selecting reverse but this doesnt always work as sometimes it nigh on impossible to get into gear without a bit of motion .Another tip is use a grease gun and pump some LM grease into gearbox say about half a pound (300 grms) this will take some of the play up and help with any slight oil leaks around the casing and the drive shaft seals.Or the old fashioned way was to put some fine sawdust in gearbox but its not recomended.


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