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Hi, I have a 1979 Datsun/Nissan G720 1 tonne tray back ute. It is a manual four speed column shift. I cannot select reverse gear at present, it went in OK when I first bought the ute about 4 months ago, but the vehicle had been stored for 12 months and only driven twice during that time. I have had one of the gear selector rods out, packed both ends with brass bushes and found that first gear (which I was also not able to select) was now easy to get into. This selector rod is the closest one to the brake master cylinder. Should I do the same to the other selector rod that sits next to it or does the other rod (bushed) require adjustment to enable reverse to be selected.??

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With the information given this is not a sure solution. Questions that need to be asked is when does this happen, turning at slow speedm high speed, when hitting a pot hole etc? Since you have replaced a lot of things already, assuming you have NEW good quality parts so you did not replace bad parts with new bad parts i would definitelu check the pitman arm. This runs from the stering gear to the tierod. It can give you some good clunks while steering, especially at low speed when there is a lot of resistance. Check it by having someone turning the steering wheel when watchin/feeling it.

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