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Old December 18th, 2003, 11:57 AM
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Troy Smith
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Hard to get into reverse

I friend of mine recently purchased a 1994 Canadian Spec D90. The truck is in excellent condition and only showing 33000KM on the speedo. He called me this morning and said the truck will not go into reverse. It goes into all the other gears fine. A buddy of his who is far more mechanically inclined told me it feels like the reverse gate is stuck? Since I am at work, does anyone have any thoughts. The truck has been sitting for about a month in his garage so could the gate be rusted? BTW - It has the LT77 tranny.


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Old December 19th, 2003, 05:47 PM
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Mine does not want to go into reverse sometimes. I have to put it into second and third then it will go into reverse. but also check the linkage.
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Old December 22nd, 2003, 01:38 PM
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Mine acts the same way sometimes. Usually when it is cold outside. I jiggle the gear shift when reverse is stuck. That usually works for me. It tends to get that protector plate to slide out of the way.
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Old December 22nd, 2003, 07:35 PM
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there is a "lockout" for the reverse thats built in. I know when i downshift from 5th i get this distinctive click noise its that "thing" moving outta the way so there isnt a shift from 5->R. I am not sure that is what it is getting in the way.... I have the R380. Cant find em grind em
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Old January 11th, 2004, 01:32 PM
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jst sorted the very same problem on my LR 90 1986. check the linkage straight after the gear stick. take the rubber thingie of from round the stick base. there should be four bolts that hold the base of the gear stick mechanism on. Take them off and you will see a cup which the end of the gear stick slots into. This is held onto the shifter shaft with a small grub screw check that it is tight. I used some thredlock to try stop it comming undone again i had this a few time so hopefully the treadlock will sort it.
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