I have a 1981 Rx7 and have trouble putting it into reverse in the winter. What seems to be the problem?

Asked by Feb 01, 2015 at 12:49 PM about the 1981 Mazda RX-7 GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1981 Rx7, standard transmission. I keep the car in my garage in the winter, but start the car periodically. However, I find that I cannot put the car in reverse until the car warms up considerably. What seems to be the problem?

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Start with the basics, make sure you are using the correct weight transmission gear oil for cold temps. This may resolve your issues.

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