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Trouble shifting into 1st and reverse

Having a bit of trouble shifting into first gear and reverse. First gear is takes a small bit of force to get it into gear. Reverse is rather difficult and may take several tries to get it in place.

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If you have a fluid clutch then try bleeding to see if any air is in the pipes.If its cable check the adjustment.If all is fine then you have a clutch pressure plate fault.Solution Replace the clutch assemebly

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You could have one of these problems. Either the shifting gate is misaligned or your sychros are going bad or your clutch is ready to take a dump. Please rate my answer.

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