Hi, recently I have been having problems selecting reverse gear, all forward gears are fine. Could it be low gearbox oil level or a more serious fault? Its a 1996 Mitsubishi L300 Minivan, 2.0L petrol rhd with a 5 speed manual gearbox. I have tried to remove a 17mm dia bolt on the side of the gearbox so I can top it up with oil but it wont shift.
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Have the car scanned by a transmission shop for transmission related fault codes (not all generic scanners will read trans codes) you may have a bad solonoid in the trans valve body?
REVERSE INHIBIT If the vehicle exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h) in the forward direction, and Reverse (R) gear is selected, the EAT ECU switches on the low clutch timing solenoid valve in the valve block, which drains the fluid from the reverse clutch. This function prevents the gearbox from engaging reverse gear when the vehicle is moving in a forward direction, so preventing damage to the gearbox We Are Here To Help !Donald Deane MCSE,ASE,CPO
I am sorry to tell that the gearbox need to have some major repair. It is also not advisable to continue driving as the gearbox can breakdown completely leaving you stranded. At least one the cluster drive gears in the gearbox is damaged (gear tooth stripped off) that will result in that only some of the gears being able to be selected. The broken off tooth are still in the gearbox and due to the oil movement in the gearbox it can be "washed up " in between to engaged gears destroying those as well. This will happen up to the point where there are no gear selection at all.
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
sounds like your clutch is going out, is it hard to put in gear with clutch all the way depressed? could also be the sinkronyzer going out, could be the gears in the transmission also going bad. need to check the fluid in the transmission.
hi have a 2000 2l 156 selespeed problem with gearbox is light comes on dash and gears won't select have replaced the gearbox pump at great expense but has now stopped working again can any one advise if this could be other issue