sticky 1st gear/ cabby89

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jimmy3fingers
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sticky 1st gear/ cabby89

Post by jimmy3fingers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:15 pm

my daughter just said once in awhile it's a little hard to slide the stick shift into 1st gear in her '89 5 spd. I told her it's not uncommon with any stick shift. any input ?? thanks jim

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Re: sticky 1st gear/ cabby89

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:15 pm

Yes, this should be in the Transmission area.
If you are rolling the car at any speed and try to shift in to first, you won't make it.
second Buy a shift linkage kit and replace them.
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jimmy3fingers
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Re: sticky 1st gear/ cabby89

Post by jimmy3fingers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:14 pm

yes Briano......we already know this ! The car is at a stand still.......as in not moving when occaisionally the stick is hesitant to slide into 1st gear..........thanks jim

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Re: sticky 1st gear/ cabby89

Post by kamzcab86 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:53 am

jimmy3fingers wrote:my daughter just said once in awhile it's a little hard to slide the stick shift into 1st gear in her '89 5 spd. I told her it's not uncommon with any stick shift. any input ?? thanks jim
Check the linkages and adjust, if need be: http://www.cabby-info.com/Files/Adjusti ... nkages.pdf . If they look worn out and/or if any other gears are having issues, replace them. Also, check the shifter; it's bearing assembly might be starting to wear out.
Briano1234 wrote:If you are rolling the car at any speed and try to shift in to first, you won't make it.
Wanna bet? :mrgreen: I can shift mine into first with it rolling at an ultra-slow speed... always been able to. It's done when you reach that second-is-slightly-too-high-and-I-can't-come-to-a-complete-stop moment. :wink:

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