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 Post subject: hard to select R
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:14 pm 
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Hey guys, lately ive been having trouble getting into reverse in my 5 speed. I need to let go out the clutch slowly and it will slip in..otherwise i have to slam it in. The clutch cable is adjusted right, as its fine in all other gears..

another problem is going into 2nd, it doesn't grind but i can feel a slight hesitation and can feel the gears moving before it slips in..would this be the syncro on its way out?
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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:49 pm 
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iv found hard getting into reverse a common problem on the t5s,i alway put it in 5th then into reverse,it seems to always go in first go when i do that

 

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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:24 am 
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I'd recommend an oil change on the box, you might not think it, but even if it doesnt whine or crunch it can make a noticeable difference.

And yeh, selecting R can be a pain with a T5. Just have to pop it into another gear then R, I go to 2nd, then it works fine.

2nd will crunch if I shift quick when the box is cold, ripshifter doesnt help lol.


Joys of a T5 I guess.

 

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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:33 pm 
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according to the EA falcon repair manual the proper way to put a 5spd gearbox into reverse is to hold your foot on the clutch for 4 seconds and then select. this stops the grinding.

 

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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 1:13 pm 
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Remember to use the right oil. If oil is too thick it will crunch in all forward gears.
I use a mix of Castrol Dex III ( 80% ), and Castrol VMX 80 ( 20% ), and a tube of Nulon G70 additive. Works well, even when cold.

 

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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:43 pm 
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the box just got put in with fresh oil (nulon atf fluid dx3 and the nulon additive ) ill try the 5th then reverse thing..
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 Post subject: Re: hard to select R
Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:51 pm 
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if your sure you have the right oil .
it sounds like a clutch problem to me ,
could be worn selector.
syncros would crunch mainly changing down ito second??
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