Shifting into reverse

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by zglad, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. zglad

    zglad

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    I posted a similar thread a while back, so sorry for the repeat. I am having some trouble shifting into reverse at idle. My idle speed is normal and an earlier suggestion about shifting into second then reverse worked for a while but now doesn't seem to do any good. Does anyone know what the problem is? Also, I don't know if it is unrelated, but when the engine reaches about 180 deg, it is harder to shift into any gear. Does that sound like a clutch adjustment?

    Thanks,

    Zglad
     
  2. Trevor

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    Does it grind, or does it just not go? Mine sometimes won't go into reverse; if the "shift to second" trick doesn't work, I just ease the clutch out while gently pulling it into reverse. It works every time.

    If it's grinding, I think that's a clutch adjustment issue.
     
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    Check the fluid levels in the tcase/tranny.
     
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    Pilot bearing.
     
  5. zglad

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    It grinds. I can always force it in, but I really hate to do that. The fluid levels should be really close. I just topped them off in the spring and I haven't really driven the cruiser much since. No puddles in the garage floor ether. Is there any other way to tell if the pilot bearing is bad?
     
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    if your pushing in the clutch

    and trying to put it in rev. you cant!
    rev. is not syncro mesh.
    you have to either WAIT a couple of seconds for the shafts in the trans to stop/slow down
    or put it in 2nd to stop them, and then put it in rev.
    it's the same with first gear if you have a 3 spd
     
  7. zglad

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    After I put the transmission in second gear, reverse still grinds. It doesn't matter how long I wait.
     
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    then i would check

    your clutch master and slave adjustments...
     
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