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Trouble selecting reverse.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ben_turbo1, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. ben_turbo1
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    Hi everyone,

    I've got an a3 1.8ts 2001 with 100k on the clock, recently have been having trouble selecting reverse seems to be worse when shes cold, is this a problem with my clutch or gear box?

    Would simply changing my gearbox oil help to sort this out.

    Any help on this matter would be great.

    Thanks.
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    probably just that your reverse syncro is on the way out mate
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    I thought most cars don't have syncro for reverse - is the A/S3 different? (I was always told that you depress the clutch a little longer before going into reverse to stop it groaning and grinding on the way in because there's no syncro)

    Regards,

    Rob.
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    when your syncro is on the way out doesn't it crunch into gear mine just doesn't want to go into gear at all and i don't like to force it.

    Think i'll change the gear box oil first then if its no better go to a stealers and see what they say.
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    could also be gear selector or engagement cables
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