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    Default 505 reverse gear engagement

    G'day.
    My 505GTi has problems when I ask her to go backwards. At first she is reluctant to engage reverse (crunching of cogs) and then she slips in and refuses to come out again! I can feel a "lurch" as the gear finally engages. Through necessity my wife and I have now got the knack of getting it out of reverse, however it can be a bit embarassing when it gets stuck in a carpark. I suspect the detent springs and plungers on the selector shaft. Any ideas?

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    Is it an Auto ?
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    Default 505 GHTi reverse

    No...It's a 5 speed. And other than the problem with reverse, a beautiful 'box!
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    Could just be a slogged out linkage.....




    They are fairly easy to replace once the console is out..


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    While it could be a detent issue, it actually sounds like the symptoms you'd get with a clutch that's dragging.

    Is the clutch fully disengaging?

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    Default Dragging clutch???

    Thanks for the suggestion! Nope...It's sweet. In fact, one of the nicest around. No problems with any other gear, no "sinking pedal", noise or any other indication that it's the clutch.
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    You miss my point...

    The synchros would tend to mask a slightly dragging clutch in the forward gears, but in reverse there is no synchro.

    How far from the floor is the pedal when the clutch engages? With air in the system this might even be misleading.

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    Default Not the clutch dragging

    Thanks, Ray. No, I checked out the release position and it's about one third down in the pedal travel. I held the clutch just beyond that point with the engine running for a couple of minutes and there was no upward creep. Looks like it ain't the clutch!
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    Default 505 clutch

    I would be inclined to check out the clutch master and slave cylinders before I went looking for gearbox problems. I had a similar engagement problem and found both cylinders had problems.
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    Default 505 reverse selection

    This problem is usually wear in the selector forks or even a bent fork. Pull the rear housing off the box and it will probably be obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Robbo
    This problem is usually wear in the selector forks or even a bent fork. Pull the rear housing off the box and it will probably be obvious.

    Ian

    are you "the" Ian robinson that is a member of the NSW pug club and is also a mechanic, around 5'6"-5'7" ??
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    ...of lightweight build, sometimes (when the need arises) disguised with a beard?

    Gotta be him, 'rambo. They let anyone in here!

    Also a generous soul, by the way, gave me a pile of torque tubes when I needed them to build my garage...

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