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post #16 of 24 Old 06-19-2017, 03:42 PM
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No it usually doesn't grind but sometimes I have to shift to first before R.
That is absolutely 100% normal and the way it should be since Reverse is not synchronized in your transmission. My old '66 VW beetle was like that, Reverse wasn't synchronized in it either. You just need to shift into a forward gear first before shifting into Reverse to eliminate and prevent it from grinding. Gears 1-5 are synchronized in our transmissions, Reverse is not.


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post #17 of 24 Old 06-19-2017, 03:44 PM
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Yup that's what I typically do now too. Its grinded a couple of times but try not to

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Another thing to try: If you're stopped and the engine is running and the clutch isn't pressed, the countershaft will be spinning in the transmission. When you do press the clutch to shift into reverse, wait a second before shifting. It'll give the countershaft time to stop spinning, and then you don't get the grind on the reverse shift.

I've had to start doing that now that I switched to an AX15 without a synchronized reverse, from the NV3550 which had a synchronized reverse.

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I'm guessing that's what I have done the 3 or 4 times where its grinded. It's something I do subconsciously so who knows. Now I can look at my wife and tell her in confidence there's nothing wrong

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No, not really. It just won't go in sometimes without the workaround. Sounds like yours might be a different problem. Sorry...Good luck...
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I'm guessing that's what I have done the 3 or 4 times where its grinded. It's something I do subconsciously so who knows. Now I can look at my wife and tell her in confidence there's nothing wrong
Just shift into Reverse using the correct age-old technique described above and you'll never grind it so you would have to tell your wife there's nothing wrong again.

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Jerry, shifting into first is done to stop the countershaft from spinning? Makes sense because you could use the synchronized first gear shift to stop all the shaft motion, then move it back to reverse because all the gears are stationary then.

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If shifting into another gear isn't working, I'd guess the input shaft may be sticking in the pilot bearing a little. I suspect this is what is going on with mine. I can shut the engine off and hear it spin down with the motor with the clutch disengaged so something is still making that input shaft spin.
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Yes it was such an awesome post, once wasn't enough...that's the story I'm going with
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