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Thread: Protege 5 pops out of reverse

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    Protege 5 pops out of reverse

    All other gears work perfect. Reverse pops out of gear. I can physically hold it in but it grinds and trys to pop out. Can this be the bushings on the shift rod???

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    Quote Originally Posted by myersbrat View Post
    ...Can this be the bushings on the shift rod???
    I would think that's possible, especially if your shifter has lots of play in it when it's in gear.
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    Maybe the car doesn’t like to go backwards?☺️

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    Try the easy/cheap stuff first. It's uncommon for someone to blow out reverse unless you like to do reverse burn outs lol

    Check shifter bushings. When you are in gear does the shifter have a lot of play in it?

    Worn/broken motor mounts will do this as well. Throws off the shift linkage location and makes gear selection difficult, or impossible sometimes if they're completely gone.

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