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First and reverse shifting problems

When car sitting still, i have to move shift lever around and in and out of other gears before it will go into first. usually if i go into second gear first it will then go up into first. When it won't go into reverse i have to wiggle shifter back and forth a few times and it will then go into reverse after a few tries. when driving and coming to a stop, i have a hard time getting into first once i have stopped, but if i press the clutch in and hold it, while slowing down, i can get it into first before i come to a stop.

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  • mdrhavnfun Jun 01, 2009

    adjustment on cable seems to have worked for now. clutch is only 2 yrs old. thanx

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Sounds like a weary clutch system im sure it will turn out to be. there is a reason you can get into 1st while still rolling a bit and that is because the car rolling and the clutch to the floor are helping the gears in the trans to mesh easier and when stopped the trans gears are stoped and the clutch is not openin enough to let gears mesh so maybe an adjustment or the ultimate a worn clutch,hope i was helpful

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