Getting into reverse and 5th gear can be difficult if the "lollipop" flexible link is seperating a quick fix if this is the problem is to drill through in the centre and place a nut and bolt through and tighten up
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Re: reverse gear fiat x1/9 doesn't go in ?
These gearboxes were notorious for failing the reverse gear. The reverse gear wears out easily and keeps popping out. You can try shifting the gearbox into 3rd gear before going into reverse. This helps align the syncros in the tranny. Of course make sure you are not moving or if you are have the clutch depressed when shifting. You can also try http://www.international-auto.com/ for parts. They may be able to help you.
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When was the transmission last serviced it may be the oil is low or old causeing it not to select gear straight away or it could be the bands inside the box may be worn i would try the service first before jumping into worn bands
hope this helps good luck
were the master cylinders bled when you installed them..if not the clutch is not fully releasing..this will keep the gears turning and the syncronizers will not allow first or reverse as these are both extremely low and the car needs to almost be completely stopped..before they will go in..
Fiats do not enjoy a sound reputation for their transmissions. If you are confident in your skills, remove the cover / boot that surrounds the gear stick. and check it carefully for fitting into the housing. There may be a plastic of fibre cup that the ball of the gear stick rides in. depending on the locating device for this "bearing" will affect the movement of the gear stick. If you can lift the gearstick and it shows lots of slop, then the 'bushing is no longer holding the gearstick in the correct neutral position which enables each gear, including reverse, to be selected easily. The reason for the 'bushing' failing will have to be ascertained, it may be a simple fix, or it may be lots of aggravation, depending if the parts are all present and can be salvaged.
the clutch plate is burnt and needs replacing.. Thats why it works when the car is cool or aint running. as soon as it gets hot,, the seal of the metal has burnt out.. meaning the metal binds making it hard to shift.. Change the clutch play,, you'll be fine!