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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:10 AM

1st time on site I have a 1987 citron saxo sx diesel I have had clutch changed but still have an intermitent problem with reverse gear . when engine not running it gos throungh gear range ok but with engine running I have problems with getting in to reverse gear any thoughts out there

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:26 AM

The clutch isn't fully releasing. Check that carpets or mats are not preventing the pedal going to the floor. If mats are not the cause, then the cable needs adjusting. You should have 130mm of travel in the pedal. You need to measure the distance from pedal top to the floor with the pedal up, then measure again with the pedal down. Take the second from the first and see how close it is to 130. Adjustment is carried out at the gearbox end of the cable.
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

1st time on site I have a 1987 citron saxo sx diesel I have had clutch changed but still have an intermitent problem with reverse gear . when engine not running it gos throungh gear range ok but with engine running I have problems with getting in to reverse gear any thoughts out there


I know absolutely nothing about cars so feel free to laugh at me if I'm no help or say something ridiculous! I had the same problem when I first got my Saxo and went for months feeling like a pathetic girly who couldn't always get her car in reverse. Then my little sis started learning to drive and mentioned that her driving instructor told her to do something weird with the clutch before putting the car into reverse. I can't remember the reason she gave but it works for me so I don't care why.

If I can't get it into reverse, usually when I've just started the car, I put it into neutral again and take my foot off the clutch. Try again and it goes in easily. Might work for you?

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

thats right citroens are fussy when you stop go in to neutral let your foot off the clutch then press the clutch down count to 3 or 5 then in to reverse that stops it grinding when you go in to reverse.
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