1985 318I have trouble going into reverse, without going to 5th and then reverse, ideas, great clutch any ideas

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Asked by Jan 27, 2012 at 09:23 AM about the 1985 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

tought to get into reverse, without going to 5th first?

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Hi, there are a couple of possibles here. 1, check that the clutch is fully dis-engaging i.e wear /slipping 2, the gearshift lever may have wear / play in the reverse release mechanism, ensure that when it is operated the linkage moves correctly - I had a similar problem with a Mercedes C class which required a new gearshift lever.

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