dgoodhue Posted June 21, 2017 Share Posted June 21, 2017 Yesterday after picking my car and driving my LGT I notice that I hard time getting into 5th and I could not figure out how to get into 6th gear. I tried double clutching. It seems that it I went 4th to 5th I could sometime get it to go but it was difficult. It also didn't feel like a synchro issue. When I test drove my car in CA, I had driven on the highway and gone into 5th and 6th and didn't notice any issue. I am someone who is usually pretty observant. I had taken a picture of the odometer after I bought it and the odometer matched when I picked the car up, so I knew that the car had been driven very little beside loading an unload. [i even notice when I took a left into my neighborhood 3/4 mile away the mileage was still the same] I contacted the previous owner to see if it had an intermittent issues with transmission in 5th or 6th and he had no issues. I did some research on this forum last night and found that either bad shifter cable or broken shifter housing could do this. My mind jumped to I wonder if one of the employees of the shipping company was trying to force the shifter into reverse without lifting the reverse lockout collar. Armed with that information, I took my car out tonight again. I found that if I move the shifter to the right where it stopped and pushed up; the transmission would not go into 5th or 6th gear. I found if I moved the shifter 1/2" closer to the middle it would easily go into 5th or 6th gear. I confirm with the previous owner that this was not how it previously was and wasn't something I had missed on the test drive. I went to my 2.5i Legacy STS and it worked as I expected, if I move the shifter to the right where it stopped and pushed up the transmission it would go smoothly into 5th gear and 6th gear. My LGT has a Kartboy shift stop and the prior owner said maybe the shift stop move and can be adjusted to resolve that issue. I am going to have to pull the shifter a part to figure out why it going too far to the right. I at least have the Legacy STS accessory from my 2.5i that I can swap over if the LGT STS accessory is damaged. At this point in time, I am leaning heavily towards a shipping company employee try forcing my transmission in to reverse Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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