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Anyone else having a problem getting their Bullitts into reverse? I've only had my Bullitt for two days, but half the time I need to back up it has been very difficult to get it in reverse. Before the Bullitt I had a '00 GT and whenever it didn't want to go in reverse I would just put it in neutral, let the cluth out and push it back in, and then I would be able to put it into reverse with ease. That method is not working so well with my Bullitt though. I have to do the clutch out, clucth in, thing about 10 times before I can get it into reverse. Am I missing something?
 

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I have been in the habit for a few years of going into 3rd before going to reverse just to get the gears aligned. I still catch myself doing it in the Bullitt, but I wouldn't think it should be necessary on a new vehicle, but I hope this helps.


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Every manual I've ever had I've done like this:

Neutral
Clutch In
2nd
1st
R
Clutch OUT

This on the advice of my dad when I was 15 and learning to drive. To this day, when I try to go straight into reverse on almost any car, it either requires more physical effort or grinds if I don't do the above. Try it! It looks long (even to me) when I type it, but after 15 years it would be hard for me not to do it, and it doesn't take but a split second.

I ALWAYS move the shifter into second on my way to first, even when pulling away from the curb or a redlight... Funny the habits you pick up.


Also try rocking fwd in first a little (inches) if the above doesn't work.


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Thanks for the replies :smile: ! I'll give those reverse shifting methods a shot.
 

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My # 5578 only has 500 miles on it now and I've had NO problems getting into reverse. No pressure, no need to double clutch. I was thinking how lucky this was since my 1997 Cobra needed a double clutch into reverse. Now I KNOW I got lucky.
 

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Strange. Reverse shouldn't be a problem on the new tranny as it has a synchronized reverse gear. The clutch must not be disengaged or the input shaft sticking in the pilot bearing a bit. It may get better as things get worn in.

My #66 has had zero tranmission problems. Will see if that is still so after 2 days of hammering it around the road course this weekend.. :smile:

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I thought I was having a problem with going in reverse, but I was "pushing" the shifter to the right when I first got the car.

Now I just drop it in reverse...it was just a matter of getting used to it.

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Hee hee hee... That may be one of the few things that has been very good on my car. Shifting<G>. #227 has shifted smooth since day one. But the way my luck has been going with this car, Ford may be putting a transmission in it next. Just so they can match the NEW engine, right;-(...

Hope this helps.

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http://www.sonic.net/budacad/bullitt/bullitt.htm
 

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The last two days, 3753 has been being a little *%&^% about going into reverse. Who knows. I'll find out again today.
 

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Mine was hard to get into reverse when i first got it but now the shifter has loosened up and it's easy
 

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Yes sometimes sticks trying to go into revers.I have not had it happen to me but my brother and best friend who i loaned the car to on several times has complained.I think it is a case of not having it in N befor trying to shift into revers??? or trying to shift it into rev. to fast ?? any thoughts on this?
 

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One thing people have problems with is they run through the pattern and then try to hit Reverse from 5th. Can't do it, wouldn't be prudent. There is a lock out to stop it.
You have to come from someplace other than 5th to go into reverse.
 

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On the tranny thing & reverse, a buddy of mine said that on these transmissions, it's best to hit 1st first and then reverse. The 1,2 and reverse patterns is just buttuh...
 

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Got Bullitt #2276 on Saturday 10-15-01 and have the same issue.

Also, had this same type of problem with the old top loader 4 speed.

Try putting the tranny in a gear, other than reverse, let out on the clutch briefly then try reverse. What is happening is that the gears are not aligning correctly.


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Anyone else having a problem getting their Bullitts into reverse? I've only had my Bullitt for two days, but half the time I need to back up it has been very difficult to get it in reverse. Before the Bullitt I had a '00 GT and whenever it didn't want to go in reverse I would just put it in neutral, let the cluth out and push it back in, and then I would be able to put it into reverse with ease. That method is not working so well with my Bullitt though. I have to do the clutch out, clucth in, thing about 10 times before I can get it into reverse. Am I missing something?
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Thanks for the help guys. After a week of driving it works great now.
 
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