Wont go into reverse.
1991 BMW 318i

Wont go into reverse.

(1991 BMW 318i)
Havent been having gear problems until this morning in just wont go into reverse. The 1,2,3,4 &5th gears are fine. Could it be a sim0le linkage problem? Guess I'll drive it up on my racks and take a look.
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on May 23, 2011
If it grinds instead of going into reverse, the clutch could be failing, not releasing the clutch properly and therefore won't go into reverse.
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on May 24, 2011
Tks very much ! It isnt grinding and found out that the wife had the same problem 3 yrs ago, before marriaqge, and it was linkage and D & A auto (napa affiliated) here in Tuycumcari, NM repaired it for free, said naw no charge to her, it only took 15 mins ! So am gonna take it to them again. They do all the work and maint on our 3 vehicles anyway. tytyty again.
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on May 23, 2011
If it grinds instead of going into reverse, the clutch could be failing, not releasing the clutch properly and therefore won't go into reverse.
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on May 24, 2011
Tks very much ! It isnt grinding and found out that the wife had the same problem 3 yrs ago, before marriaqge, and it was linkage and D & A auto (napa affiliated) here in Tuycumcari, NM repaired it for free, said naw no charge to her, it only took 15 mins ! So am gonna take it to them again. They do all the work and maint on our 3 vehicles anyway. tytyty again.

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