Trans issue, no reverse?

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Wed Apr 22 21:40:43 PDT 2009


The first thing I'd check is to make sure the linkage is engaging
properly. The fact that you have the ohter five gears points to this
being fine, though.

I've never had a manual appart, so I can't say for sure where reverse
sits. However, having been into other manual transmisions, I'd assume
it's nothing too terribly easy. From looking at the manual, it appears
to be in the 2nd section of the transmission back. The first being the
front differential housing. if you are looking at the manual, look to
page 35-10-1. It's #5 there. It certainly looks like most of the
transmission needs to come appart.


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Sean Coriaty <sean.coriaty at> wrote:
> Driving a project 200tq20va up a nearby steep hill, it died.  Tried to
> engage clutch in reverse as car was rolling in reverse, but was apparently
> moving too fast for the reverse gear to handle when the clutch was swiftly
> engaged.  Ugly noises ensued.  Can shift to reverse, but there is nothing
> there.  Wicked boneheaded move.  All forward gears are OK.
> Tranny drop can be done.  But what happens once it's out?  Is the gear
> easily accessible through a cover?  Must the entire unit be disassembled?
> Sean in NH

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