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Manual transmission will not shift into reverse

Will shift into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, but will not shift into reverse

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Check your shifting cables especially the eyelets on the transmission

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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SOURCE: I can't shift my 5 speed into reverse. I can

most likely bad shift cable

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SOURCE: I have a manual transmission and when shifting I

check and adjust the linkage...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a manual transmisson

The only way in a manual transmission to not be able to shift into some gears but not others is that the syncronisers are bent inside the transmission.

Posted on Mar 08, 2011

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