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I have a 1997 Porsche Boxster manuel 5 speed transmission that will go into all gears except reverse.. It just started.. Not sure what is the underlying cause/solution..

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That doesn't sound good. Usually that's a transmission rebuild. Possibly a new clutch. Also could be something minor like a broken linkage, or misaligned linkage. These parts aren't easy to get to but if you have a list checking the linkage yourself might be a possibility. You'll likely need to take it to a specialist to really diagnose.

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Have them flush the fluid out under warranty and put in new fluid, and have them bleed the clutch lines in case air is getting in there. Audi and VW claim lifetime transmission fluid but it's BS - I've changed relatively low mile fluid from these cars and it was horrendous. It's possible that the fluid itself is causing trouble, but it's more likely that it is a synchro problem. If it was a clutch issue, you should have problems with more than just reverse gear - a clutch simply engages and disengages the engine and transmission, regardless of which gear it is. The problem (if not fixed by fluid) is in the transmission, and being under warranty, don't accept another "suggestion" like they're giving you. Changing your clutch isn't gonna do it.

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Are you sure that it is gone? make sure the all the bushing on the transmission are good it maybe that it is not able to go all the way in gear. If you do need to take it out get a good manual "Bentley" are the best it will show you the inside of the transmission too. Haynes are also good but not for working on the transmission it self

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