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Author Topic: some time 1st gear will go to reverse gear  (Read 2464 times)

Offline 908839lok

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some time 1st gear will go to reverse gear
« on: April 30, 2014, 11:46:19 PM »
Hello every one, new to here, and new galaxy mk3

Its 2007, 2.0 TDCi, Zetec, Manual,

As you know, if I need to put in reverse gear, I need to pull the thing on the gear bar,

then i can go to R position.

But some time i want to put in first gear,

it will accidentally go to reverse gear without pull up the gear bar, which is very dangerous.

Does anyone know why this happen and how can fix it?

Many thinks

Offline Chrispb

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Re: some time 1st gear will go to reverse gear
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 01:10:25 AM »
Hello and welcome5

I would suggest having a look at the selector cables attached on top of gearbox make sure they are clamped correctly.
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Offline chunk1270

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Re: some time 1st gear will go to reverse gear
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 06:50:20 PM »
also you can unscrew the gear knob pull up the plastic trm and gaitor and check to see if the black plastic stopper that stops it going into the reverse position isnt broken



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