Shifting into reverse

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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
 

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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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
 
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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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