Lost reverse gear this morning

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon Dec 19 22:50:32 EST 2005

Not likely an internal problem, IMO.  Could be linkage, or mounts affecting
the linkage.


> From: "alan cordeiro" <alancordeiro at comcast.net>
> Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 22:23:05 -0500
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Lost reverse gear this morning
> I started up the car this morning, and let it idle while I brushed off snow.
> Got into the car, put it in reverse and was getting ready to slowly
> back up, when my wet snowboot slipped off the clutch.
> The car shuddered and almost stalled till I got my foot back on the
> clutch. I did not realize it until I parked the car in a parking spot
> at a shop and tried to reverse. Under normal (gentle) clutching
> this time, the car did a small jerk and then would not drive.
> I finally figured it would go forward but now backwards, so I pushed it out
> of the parking slot, and drove home.
> I almost seems that reverse gear engages briefly, and then gives out.
> Did I break a few teeth on the counter shaft? So whenever it gets to
> that spot it runs free?
> Any BTDT? or other suggestions?
> Alan
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