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Got a 2005 Acura TSX and when I try to put it into reverse the shifter jumps out, wont go into reverse, shifter goes all the way back but doesn't go into gear.

Happens all the time now. Whether the vehicle is off or on clutch stepped or not, gear won't go in.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


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You need to get to the transmission linkages with some penetrating spray, right where they are attached to transmission at front drivers side. You may have to remove battery & tray to get better access, but 90% of time that's the problem area. You'll see where the shifter linkages attach & pivot on top. The top linkage is your power valve,(like a kickdown) which kicks it down on acceleration, then returns after. This needs to move freely, and it may take some work & spray to get it loosened up, but that should help with your problem, as it affects the shifter itself too. After you get them movong freely, put a good coat of white lithium grease or similar on them . On my 95 neon, i'd have to do it, about once a year or more. Initially it would shift out of lower gear to next at higher revs, and when stopping it would shift down hard. Good Luck

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Only 2 thing cause this, worn engagement dogs on the gear pack or worn shifter parts or both, how many miles?

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You sould have been moore frequent on your transmission fluid changes, and you shouldn't have taken it to Jiffy Lube either. Your best bet is to drain and fill the trans fluid run it shift gears. Drain and fill again. Do this 3 times. Yeah the transmission fluid is expensive. on the last drain and fill you want to get a bottle of LUBE GUARD from NAPA or who ever sells it. put the whole 10oz bottle in. Shift Rev, 1, 2, 3, D. Neutral Rev D. If that don't work then you have bad seals.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 VW cabrio wont reverse. Seems in gear but only goes forward

left and push the shifter into the floor like stabbing down ten it will go left a little more and push forward and you will be on your way in good ol R

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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