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sarah
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18th Jul 06 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Help, when i put my gears into reverse it makes the most aweful grating noise (so embarasing) i've been starting car in gear to stop this, what can it be and what can i do to stop it. Also having trouble changing gears been nearly at the point of breaking the gear stick trying to get it into gear i need. Its not a women thing either as had boyfriend driving it and it happens with him. Car is a corsa B by the way.
Please help!
DarkBahamut
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18th Jul 06 at 15:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Reverse gear grinding is common on most manual gear boxes as reverse doesnt have a syncro (make sure your at a full stop before selecting reverse, sometimes deselecting and reselecting a forward gear before selecting reverse can help). However if all your gears are difficult to engage then you could have a clutch problem.

[Edited on 18-07-2006 by DarkBahamut]
Dave A
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18th Jul 06 at 15:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

probably needs the linkage seting up first. see if that helps.
Ry_B
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18th Jul 06 at 16:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had/have this problem. Way round it is:

Make sure you are totally stopped when you select reverse. If you are moving a slight bit forwards it happens a lot more.

Press the clutch in then out once or twice before you select reverse, duno why but that fixes it
Wad_2002
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20th Jul 06 at 00:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mite just need the clutch adjusted thts wot happened to mines
Kyle T
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20th Jul 06 at 00:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Reset the gear linkage, doesn't take long and is worth a try.

It solved my issues with hard to select gears.
http://corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=133496


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20th Jul 06 at 09:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is the biting point of the clutch on the floor and the pedal a lot closer than it used to be if so might just need the cluctch cable tigthening, did mine otherday
Sly_SRi
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20th Jul 06 at 17:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea, if you have a very low biting point then its likely that the clutch cable has stretched and needs adjusting


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