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Reverse Gear Question

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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.

Thanks guys

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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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Its the way the gear boxes are designed

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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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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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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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