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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:34 pm 
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i have an ea 5 speed in my el and it is very hard to get into reverse
it does not crunch or grind when i pull the stick back its like reverse is not even there
i just keep putting it into another gear first and after a few tries it goes in
does anyone know what i could to fix this
all other gears go it fine
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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:47 pm 
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ea box's didnt have syncros in reverse, its the price to pay for those nice short gears is an occasionaly crunch, i generaly grab 5th then reverse on mine, some times it does crunch a bit if not done right, also reverse seems VERY sensitive if the clutch cable nut spins on its own or somthing.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:58 pm 
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it doesnt crunch the stick just goes right back but its like nothing is there
it takes a few tries of putting it into another gear first before it finaly goes in
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Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:02 pm 
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Is the clutch adjusted correctly ??
Do all the forward gears select ok ??

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:25 am 
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yes all forward gears work and clutch seems ok
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:06 am 
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Same thing happons in dads Eb He just double clutchs and it just goes in most the time.. Its mainly so u dont just slip into it..

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:57 am 
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before you go into reverse, when your come to a complete stop, put it in third gear, and then reverse, something i learned at work with a ea box!!

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:12 pm 
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will try 3rd gear first
is there any adjustment on the gearbox
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:13 pm 
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blue_falcon wrote:
will try 3rd gear first
is there any adjustment on the gearbox


bingo!! :)

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:20 pm 
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5th to reverse works better i find, i think the no 5th-reverse lockout was factored into the t5 from the factory as no syncros makes it procedural to engage another gear first lol

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:29 pm 
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Never had the pleasure of driving a EA T5 but if reverse doens't have syncro's then your not going to be able to put it in reverse while moving at all. It will just crunch or not go in. I drive trucks with non syncro box's and I find if you have your foot flat to the floor on the clutch while your trying to select reverse just start dropping the clutch slowly and the gear will select ( it will simply fall in).
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:26 pm 
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I often have trouble with reverse with my 5sp. I just double clutch like what Ford-sxr6 said. Seems to work fine.
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Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:29 pm 
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One of the reasons it maybe difficult to select reverse may be that the start of the spurs on the reverse gear set is worn/bluntened off.
This occurs from people not letting the g'box stop spinning before selecting reverse.
I replaced a few parts in my g'box and it selects reverse fine.
I select 1st before putting into reverse, no probs.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:29 pm 
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