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    Default Cant get reverse !!

    Ok I've only owned the Dimma for 3 days so its a basic question folks.
    I cannot engage reverse at all.
    I lift the release and push as far as I possibly can and.... I'm in first once again.
    I have no history of the car at all so I dont know if the box has a quick shift fitted ( it could possibly have ) or is standard, stuffed or what.
    What do I look for ?
    As I said , basic stuff, but hey it's my first 205 !
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    depending on what box you have its either next to first or under 5th. if it is next to first ,pull up on the tab and push across and up( to the left ). it should slide straight in. if not i would say there is something seriously wrong.

    good luck

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    Out on a limb here, but could it be that one of the linkage rods has popped off? Can you get all other gears?
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    Is it a BE1 'box? Sure? Maybe worth checking.

    If it is, check the cable is still there doing its job.

    Check linkages at crossmember balljoint and gearbox end for play.
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    Could it be a gearbox change from be1 to be3 that they have left the same heartsick with the pull up on?
    I'm pretty sure the first 205gti I owned had the pull up gearstick but reverse under 5th. It was a long time ago but I'm pretty sure the pull up did nothing....
    87 build date that one was.

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    Nah your car is stuffed mate, but don't worry - I'll buy it off ya cheep!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoshi
    ...heartsick
    Autocorrect LOL

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    Thanks guys,
    Had a chance to look properly today, with my specs on, and found the lift cable end had come out of the socket.
    All working well now.
    Another job off the list !!
    See some of you tomorrow at the Perth French Car day.
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    Lol indeed!

    http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/
    better ones here though...

    Glad you got the problem sorted

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    Good news - expecially when it's an easy fix.
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