: Reverse gear
02-08-2005, 02:40 PM
I have a 5 speed trans. Sometimes when I try to put it in reverse, it refuses to go all the way into gear. I found two solutions to this problem.
1: I put in neutral, release the clutch, step back in again, then I put it in reverse. This usually ends up with a sharp jamming sound. (Not good at all if you ask me)
2: I play with the gears. I go from first to second and then reverse. This process helps, but it doesn't work all the time.
Can someone let me know if I need to replace a part? I just hope that my tranny isn't going bad. That wouldn't be good news at all.
02-08-2005, 02:43 PM
That has only happened to me once, about 4 months ago. Also not sure what it was, but i spent about 2 minutes trying to get it to go into reverse. Since then i have not had any troubles, so im not sure what it was.
Hope you get it resolved
02-17-2005, 09:03 PM
No worries, thats just how its made. It does the same thing to me on my focus. and did the same thing to me on me escort. its just they way they are, so your tranny is fine. I talked to the dealership to and thats what they said.
02-17-2005, 10:05 PM
Mine does it all the time nothing wrong with it though, all you have to do when you put it in reverse and it doesn't full lock just release the clutch a little and it'll pop right in gear.
02-19-2005, 12:12 AM
ya thats what i do. works like a charm
02-19-2005, 12:34 AM
I just wanted to know if I was the only one having this issue. Obviously not!! [:D]
02-19-2005, 01:39 AM
Try this. While the car is in neutral, wiggle your shifter from left to right a few times then try putting it into reverse. A lot of cars do this and if you try wiggling the shifter before puting it in gear it should help.
02-25-2005, 02:15 AM
mine is like that but mine likes to disngage alot when im backn up
let me tell you it sucks to b backn out of a driveway in traffic and get 1/2 way out to have it go outa gear i have to hold it down some times put my weight on it so i can get out from wherever im at
02-25-2005, 09:41 PM
Isn't that an indication of a further problem w/ the transmission, when it pops outta gear. I remember reading that when it pops outta gear there's a problem with a part...maybe someone could help out
02-26-2005, 05:53 PM
Your gear shouldnt be jumping back out once it's engaged, you might want to get that chk if its that annoying.
02-26-2005, 08:59 PM
i've went where i got the car and they looked and said its fine (thats at about 6,000 miles)
then at 8,000 miles the tranny went awal takeing the pressure plate, clutch, and flywheel w/it so i took it back and they give me this whole big line of b/s bout my car (still stock) must have been highly modifided cus the ib5 tranny is very strong and takes alot to break(yeah right)
so $1,800 later i get a new tranny they said was a euro spec tranny and this thing is %!@$& than the one i had w/this revrese thing it feels like it ready to go out to it just managed to hold out longer(i've put 20,000 miles on it) so i think it must just be me or its a ford thing but i dunno
02-28-2005, 01:54 AM
tranny went into a million pieces 2nite along w/the car [:(] when punk teenager to hit me doin about 65 in a 25 [?|] so all my worries about the car is gone all i can do is say owell s**t happins
02-28-2005, 09:59 AM
sorry to hear that man I just hope your ok, so I guess you'll be leaving us know going to hang out with the pzev or svt crowd
03-02-2005, 03:19 AM
yeah im good as i can be right now but no i'm not leavein i am gettin my friends car from him really cheap so i'll still be around here hey its even an spi(yyyyeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh) sry the lil jhon in me comes out when i'm happy but at least its already got some stuff done to it so it'll work but it'll never be the same as my frist spi