Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 19:41:57 GMT
From: (Jeff Malin)
Subject: Re: Grinding sound when engaging reverse...

From what I have read this is pretty much normal, reverse is not a synchroed gear, so you have to place the car in a synchroed gear (I use 4th), then put it into reverse. Some people say they just touch the gear, I usually put it in and let it stay for a second, don't know if I need to but it can't hurt. If you are doing this always and still getting griding then I don't know what's wrong, maybe as you said the synchros are getting old. -Jeff On Fri, 04 Aug 2000 13:52:03 +0200, Goran Begicevic <> wrotf: >Hi! > >Car: 85' 9000 T16, 240000 miles , manual tranny. >Sometimes i get grinding noise when engaging reverse, especially when >transmission is warmed up. It helps to shift to 2-nd gear first and then >into reverse, but often it grinds anyway. > >What to do? Can this damage my tranny in the longer term? Are syncros >weary? (I bet they are after 240k miles ). Is this hard ($$?) to fix? > > >Thank you.

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