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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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R380 hard to shift into reverse

I have a really hard time shifting my R380 into reverse. I have to muscle the shifter into position after 3 or 4 tries to get it into gear.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Put it in 1st and then reverse. Seems to line things up abit.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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thanks Jake, I'll try it.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:56 PM
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Unscrew the reverse switch a couple turns and see if it becomes easier. You may need to insert in a crush washer or two to get the correct clearance if this resolves it for you.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 08:19 AM
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I had a similar problem and this was the cause/solution.
Do a search on "u shaped shift quadrant". This will take you to a thread that walks you through how to tighten the assembly.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Unscrew the reverse switch a couple turns and see if it becomes easier. You may need to insert in a crush washer or two to get the correct clearance if this resolves it for you.
reverse switch? could you elaborate? sorry, I'm a total noob (but am trying to learn).

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I had a similar problem and this was the cause/solution.
Do a search on "u shaped shift quadrant". This will take you to a thread that walks you through how to tighten the assembly.
Thanks Chris. Sounds like this may be the problem. How difficult was this to do? Did you have to take the transmission out, or were you able to fix it as Rob describes in the last post of the thread:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...shift+quadrant
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Old November 8th, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Not difficult. It's just a very tight space to work in. I fixed it without dropping tranny. Took a couple of hours.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:15 AM
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need more details about fixing reverse

can you, guys, specify, which bolt I supposed to tighten?
And where is a reverse switch on this picture.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Ok. Nice.
The u shaped fork should have a screw on the side of it...that screw should set into the shift rod. I recommend stuffing the transmission with a rag or paper towels before you try to remove the screw, so the screw doesn't fall in. You will need to remove the screw so that you can add blue loctite before resetting the screw. And that should do it. Reassemble.
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