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Won't go into reverse-gears grind-Suz

2001 Suzuzk XL-7 with 5 speed manual. When the engine is warm, I can't shift into reverse-gears grind bad. It's also a little tough to get in first gear. This problem has developed over the last couple months. I had the same problem-exactly-a few days after I bought this car. They had it in the shop for a couple hours or less and had the problem fixed. That was about 45,000 kms ago. When it was fixed the first time I asked the salesman what the problem was. He said some sort of sleve had worn oval shaped. II should have asked the machanic what the problem was I guess maybe I have an idea what to do now.

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  • candifox Apr 20, 2009

    interesting. I too have the exact same problem only I have let the problem persist over the past 2 years. Now that it has gotten to the point of no return mechanics tell me that I have to get the clutch replaced. I'm not 100% comfortable with this diagnosis and figure if it could be the clutch (wouldn't it have gone long ago?) I wonder if the problem is the "master cylinder" that is not releasing enough fluid and the hydrolic is causing the clutch to not engage? Anyone have any idea about master cylinders?

  • candifox Apr 20, 2009

    interesting. I too have the exact same problem only I have let the problem persist over the past 2 years. Now that it has gotten to the point of no return mechanics tell me that I have to get the clutch replaced. I'm not 100% comfortable with this diagnosis and figure if it could be the clutch (wouldn't it have gone long ago?) I wonder if the problem is the "master cylinder" that is not releasing enough fluid and the hydrolic is causing the clutch to not engage? Anyone have any idea about master cylinders?

  • janej77 May 11, 2010

    where do i check transmission fluid on suzki xl7

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Suzuki shifts in and out of 3rd


2001 Esteem
A/T tranny.? 4speed?
(check fuses yet?)
this transmission shifts via the TCM electronic brain.
and will throw (store, or live) DTC errors.
IN USA all these cars are OBD2 compliant and all scan tools
work here, you plug it in , and drive and see if there are TRANNY
DTC errors. all cars 1996 and newer, do that. (for sure Suz)

these errors are covered in the FSM and tells you what tests
to do , to isolate (and diagnose) what is wrong.
in and out.
what does that mean.?
to a false neutral? or to 2nd? what?

btw2, the TCM on this car also goes to limphome mode.
when certain DTCs are set. and will skip gears at that moment.
my suz,, both skip 2nd gear in limphome mode.
The TCM needs good inputs or it can't work right.
it has many inputs.
shifter switch PRNDL.
VSS1, VSS2 (veh,speed,sensors)
TPS. (throttle angle.)
ECT. (engine heat)
btw3:
this trans, 4speed, you can do the unplug test on it (FSM)
and it works like a manual transmission, see the FSM for how to do that, this test proves the trans is ok, and the TCM is cause or its inputs are bad.

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I have a 93 Toyota pick up 4x4 standard transmission. Sometimes when I go to reverse, there is a grinding noise, which won't let me shift into reverse. I then need to turn off the vehicle, then engage....


Could be the clutch.
Reverse and first do not have gears that line up like the others do. So if the clutch is not disengaging all the way, they will grind.

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Clutch cable geo tracker


don't want to shift? fills a huge basket ,
1: grinds?
2: can't get in to some gears.? or all gears.? (engine running and not)?
3: clutch drags, clutch slips kills all gears, or just 5th.
drag kills them all and reverse 1st , its the canary gear. !! non synchro
4: noise.? or chatter, ****,larchig, or throwout hash ,?

here is the clutch page, link below.

the #1 failure for a gear not Selecting is a $5 fix.
the tip of the shifter shaft, plastic POS is broken, bar none this failure,#1 and sold only at SUZ, get em' while you can they are chapter 11 ANDGM/GEO is brain dead , ask them , and you get blank stares.

this can be proven, by selecting the gears by hand. running.
if failure, cant move those fork rods?
running? only
if you cant, the clutch is dragging. see why?
works stalled means the clutch drags.
can you shift to 1st stalled, start engine drive off can you get any gear? yes,if yes , constantly? with no grinding, the clutch is ok.

to do that manual shifter off test test the shifter must be removed.



the we get to the cable.
see the 1inch rule here, no guessing.
play set to spec, and you floor the pedal , person 2 sees 1 inch travel, (END new cable worry)
if it moves 1inch and the tranny can not be SELECTED.
the clutch is bad, if you can select only stalled motor.
if selection fails all time, stalled and running, the tranny is siezed.
covers every fail logged by 1000s of users

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html

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My 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 makes a clunking noise and feels like it got rear ended if I drive it for an hour or so non stop. It seems to be when it shifts from 1st to 2nd gear. I had the ******...


No one can tell you what it is.This is the operating characteristic of your transmission and customer do object to the noise or clunk and dealer discourage the repair. This is TSB 03-07-29-004G. Let me give you a partial copy. INFORMATION
Bulletin No.: 03-07-29-004G
Date: December 15, 2010
Subject: Manual Transmission Operating Characteristics
Cold Operation
Manual transmission operation will be affected by temperature because the transmission fluid will be thicker when cold. The thicker fluid will increase the amount of force needed to shift the transmission when cold. The likelihood of gear clash will also increase due to the greater time needed for the synchronizer assembly to perform its function. Therefore when the transmission is cold, or before it has reached operating temperature, quick, hard shifts should be avoided to prevent damage to the transmission.
Backlash
Backlash noise is created when changing engine or driveline loading. This can occur when accelerating from a stop, coming to a stop, or applying and releasing the throttle (loading and unloading the driveline). This will vary based on vehicle type, build variations, driver input, vehicle loading, etc. and is created from the necessary clearance between all of the mating gears in the transmission, axle(s) and transfer case (if equipped).
Shift Effort
Shift effort will vary among different style transmissions and synchronizer designs. Usually the more heavy duty the transmission, the higher the shift effort because of the increased mass of the components. Shift effort can also be higher in cold weather because the fluid will be thicker. Medium duty transmissions will not shift as quickly as a Corvette transmission. To reduce shift effort, do not attempt to rush the shift - allow the synchronizers to work as designed. Shifting harder will only increase the chance of rushing past the synchronizer leading to grinding while shifting.
Non-Synchronized Gears
Some light duty truck transmissions in 1st gear (creeper-gear) and reverse gears in various transmissions, along with all gears in some medium duty transmissions, may be non-synchronized. This means there is not a mechanism to match input and output shaft speeds to allow for a smooth shift. This function is left up to the driver. This can be noticed if a shift into 1st or reverse is attempted while the vehicle is rolling or before the input shaft stops rotating leading to a gear grind. The grinding can be reduced by coming to a complete stop and pausing for a moment before shifting into the 1st or reverse gear. Some slight grinding can be expected. In medium duty non-synchronized transmissions, the driver must match input shaft (engine) speed to output shaft (driveshaft) speed with every shift. This can be accomplished by double clutching, or by using other methods. If the driver is not able to perform this function properly, there will be gear grinding with each improperly completed shift. Driver training may be required to correct this condition. Clutch brakes are used in medium duty non-synchronized transmissions to allow a shift into gear at a stop. The clutch brake is used to stop the input shaft from spinning, allowing a shift into gear at a stop without grinding. The clutch brake is activated by pressing the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. When the clutch brake is used, it is possible to have a blocked shift with the vehicle stationary. If this occurs, engage the clutch slightly to rotate the input gear to allow the shift. The clutch brake is intended to only be used while at a stop. Care must be taken to not activate the clutch brake while shifting between gears. This could lead to excessive grinding or a blocked or missed shift.

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Your condition sounds like the clutch is not fully disengauging, OR you may not be waiting long enough before attempting to select reverse... Check the clutch adjustment for full disengaugement....Do not let this continue or you will wear out the synchros in the other gears....

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Sam,

I would start with a transmission fliud and filter service.

I would then have the trasnmission checked out by a transmission shop. The transmission most of the time has the direct drum band is starting to go. The shops can rebuild it no problem, This is a very common failure wiith the trasnmission.

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If it goes into reverse with out grinding, I am sorry to tell you your problem is internal to the gearbox. Bad or damaged Syncro

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