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Old 04-12-2002, 06:41 AM   #1
redoktober_99
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Default 1st Gear and Reverse Problems

Has anyone experienced the following?

With the clutch down to the floor.

Shifting from N to first or reverse, there are times when the transmission will not shift into gear or will require a great deal of force to get it into gear.

Also I experienced this once.

Also with the clutch to the floor, shifting into reverse, I got that "grinding" sound and had to press the clutch again to get it to shift.
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Old 04-12-2002, 06:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1st Gear and Reverse Problems

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Has anyone experienced the following?

With the clutch down to the floor.

Shifting from N to first or reverse, there are times when the transmission will not shift into gear or will require a great deal of force to get it into gear.

Also I experienced this once.

Also with the clutch to the floor, shifting into reverse, I got that "grinding" sound and had to press the clutch again to get it to shift.
Does it happen when the car is cold? Anyway, don't force it. Push the clutch in again and try again. If that doesn't work put it in the opposite gear, say first, then push the clutch again and put it in the gear you want, say reverse. If you have do this a lot then something is wrong with the synchros. I get this sometimes on my 300ZX with 280,000 miles and on my new WRX, but I never force a noisy shift.
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Old 04-12-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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Default no worries

this is typical of our cars. just don't force it and try it again. if it happens 50 percent of the time, get your car looked at.

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Old 04-14-2002, 11:11 AM   #4
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Default what i have learned

I have heard that the first production run of the WRX had a few issues with the first gear thing and that soa has taken care of them .
I have a newer silver wagon and although i sometimes have to double clutch to get it to go into reverse i hae not had any problems with first.
I think there is a rather long thread about this in the warrranty thread.
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Old 04-15-2002, 05:25 AM   #5
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Default common problem...sad..but true

THis is a common problem amoung wrx.
i just got my wrx less than a month ago...
i have had the reverse grinding noise...and sometimes...the car won't go into first even after the car is warmed up.
it is a problem with the synchros...SOA should take care of it.
it doesn't happen too often with me...ill get it checked with my next oil change.
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Old 04-17-2002, 06:38 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for your updates, here is what the service guy at my Subaru dealer told me.

He knows about the problem and each time you bring in the car for service mentoin it to the service manager. That way he knows it is a continued problem and if there is a service bulletin he can tell you.

He also showed me on his own WRX, it has the same problem.

Also you can go onto my.subaru.com and log the problem and keep updates on your car.
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