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Won't shift into reverse, lost spring ??

Luckily this happened while trying to back out of my garage. Tried to put it into reverse and it wouldn't budge. Selecting all the other gears are no problem. At first it seemed i just couldn't find the right "Slot" , after trying several times, seems i lost the entire reverse gate and spring tension
All combos were tried, 1st then rev, 3rd, then rev, nothing worked, tried moving the car back and forth, made no difference. Now it seems the gear lever moves easily back and forth in a wide range, and seems to be missing the entire reverse gate.
Still shifts easily into the 4 forward gears

Looked at the set screw and pinch bolt on the rear coupler, they seem tight.

Shifter has been smooth as silk, tranny is tight , fresh rebuild 2K ago

The past few times i've been out it has been a bit harder to find reverse, i wonder if i popped the bushing off the bottom of the shift lever or a spring broke. I have no spring tension when trying to put the lever into reverse
Any thoughts
Old 05-10-2009, 06:46 PM
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