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#1 xFiestaLoverx

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

Why do you have to wait 5 seconds before selecting reverse Gear? (According to the manual too)

 

When you don't wait the 5 seconds, why does it sometimes not reverse but rather, make that rattling sound?

 

Just wondering because when I'm parking in a carpark and I need to be quick, yet my car doesn't want to reverse forcing me to wait a few seconds, gets kind of annoying.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

Its just the way alot of ford gearboxes are unfortunately. If you dont wait a few second you tend to find it'll grind when you try to put it into reverse or just wont go in atall

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

Its the way the gear boxes are designed

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

Thanks, yeah I get the grind or it just wont go into reverse!! So annoying, makes you look like you cant drive >.<



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

You probably dont need to wait a full 5 seconds but when you need to reverse make sure your car has fully stopped.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

The reason you need too wait 5 seconds is for the gear synchros too slow the gear down too allow the gear too be slected easily, if you dont wait the 5 seconds that is why you get difficult selection or gear grinding when selecting reverse

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

Ok, I see, thanks for the info



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