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How to fix linkage in 2002 9-3 turbo. Car does not go into reverse, 1st r 2nd gear.

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Assuming this is an Manual, there is an adjustment next to the firewall in the engine compartment. You have to lock the transmission with an object like an ellen on the top of the transmission and then with a very long extension and 13mm socket, loosen the bolt near the fire wall and make very small adjustments to the shifter and then tight the bolt again to see how it goes. This is a trial and error method to get shifter realigned. Once done, remove the ellen from the locking hold in the top of the transmission (and when testing shifting).

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