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Old 10-03-2007, 04:07 AM   #1
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Sometimes my car does not want to go into reverse. It has A LOT of resistance at the gate. If I put it back into neutral and try again a couple times it will go right in. Am I doing something wrong or what?
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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mine does the same thing sometimes. i have been told that it might do that and that there shouldnt be anything to worry about.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:31 AM   #3
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reverse has a lack of synchro
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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Double clutch. Clutch in, put it in neutral, clutch out, clutch in, put it in reverse. As Wamper said, synchroless.

Sometimes it also helps to slip into second first, then reverse (keep the clutch in the whole time) to line up the gears.

I learned how to drive stick on a '69 GTO, so double-clutching comes natural to me
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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welome to subarus dude. just like above say, put in another gear first then put it in reverse.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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69 bah.... tell them 68... blow me and I owe you one.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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OP: I had that problem as well...Alot of people get it.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:22 PM   #8
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release and then re-press the the clutch pedal
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:54 PM   #9
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...It's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #10
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i go to second then try reverse again it usualy works...or pull forward just a **** hair and go into reverse..it's the same for all subies to have issues going into reverse though
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #11
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go to third gear then reverse thats what works for my car.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #12
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Hahaha, its kinda funny. Cause sometime when it does it you're around a crowd of people. And when they hear ya clankin on reverse you get a lot of stairs.

Everyones advices is good advice. Just find what works for ya.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:04 PM   #13
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I have the habit of going into second then reverse no matter what car i'm in, never had any problems.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:10 PM   #14
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the other thing i've found that works......

instead of bringing it straight back.... go in a semi-circular motion.....

does that make sense?
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:28 PM   #15
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the other thing i've found that works......

instead of bringing it straight back.... go in a semi-circular motion.....

does that make sense?
No.

EVERYONE. Just. Double. Clutch. It works every time.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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i do double clutch....

but also slide the selector in that way.... eh.... it makes sense to me... prob to you too if you saw it
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:40 PM   #17
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Ditto.... and ditto. I'm with robman.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:46 AM   #18
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1 - R or 3 - R for me. never have had a problem.

and yall should be granny shiftin stead of double clutchin
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:22 AM   #19
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guys...there is no special secret move required with the shifter.

If the car will not shift into reverse, LET OFF THE CLUTCH and then press it again, it will fall right into reverse.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:18 AM   #20
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^^ seriously... everythign on your car is fine man... must have just gotten the car tho, if so welcome
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:01 PM   #21
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This is like this on ANY Manual Car. I don't care what make it is. But with Subaru it just happens alittle more often. Like they all said you just have to ge the gears lined up. Your sitting still so there is nothing to make the gears lined up. Even if you did have a syncro in first it would do nothing.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:42 AM   #22
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dang u guys have reverse? i need ta get me one of those....
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