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2002 MANUAL X-TYPE WONT ENGAGE 5TH GEAR

My car will only engage the fist 4 gears and reverse with no problems it will not go and stay in 5th gear it just pops back out or if you try and hold in it will crunch the gear the car only has 69000 and has been regularly serviced any ideas on what problem could be.

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SOURCE: wont engage fifth gear

try looking at the linkage above gearbox as the white plastic likage clip seperates and pops of

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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My Saturn did the same thing - twice. Where the clutch cables connects to the shifter box(??) there is a little clip that had fallen off. The first time this happened, the mechanic told me that I needed to replace the whole shifter box - costing me $400 dollars. The second time - about two years later a different mechanic charged me $15 for the clip and labor.

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maybe sener on your gear box

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: cant get 1st gear. 2nd gear nosiey and crunches,

check the gear linkage first for smooth operation, then check/or change your gearbox fluid with the following (before going and ordering a gearbox rebuild - it's much cheaper). Make sure you have it filled to the correct level (see below).

The reverse switch is located on the gearbox, and the switch I have heard, do fail (or you have a short in it's wiring).
Manual transaxle and transfer case:
Hypoid Gear Oil, SAE 75W-90 or 75W-85W conforming to API classification GL-4

Rear differential:
Hypoid Gear Oil API classification GL-5 or higher

Above -23ºC (-10ºF)
SAE 90, 85W-90, 80W-90
From -34ºC (-30ºF) to -23ºC (-10ºF)
SAE 80W, 80W-90
Below -34ºC (-30ºF)
SAE 75W

Lubricant capacities (from the service manuals)
Manual transaxle [to bottom of filler hole]:
FWD: 2.3 L (2.4 qts)
AWD: 2.4 L (2.5 qts)

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: When engaging in first gear car jerks forward.When

Get ignition coil and ignition leads checked. Mine had deteriorated; once replaced at major service problem solved.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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