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post #1 of 11 Old 08-10-2018, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Won't go into reverse

When I last used my 1997 454 Bearcat about 2 weeks ago, it shifted into reverse without difficulty. I trailered it home and put it in my barn and all was well. When I went to pull it out a couple of days ago, it wouldn't shift into reverse. Engine idles fine, but when I pull the lever to go into reverse, it doesn't move. Any ideas what would cause it suddenly to stop going into reverse? All forward gears shift well. I do have a service manual and have read where it talks about adjusting the reverse cable. I haven't looked at it yet. Could the cable go bad that abruptly? Thanks for your help.

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Try rocking it a bit or put it in neutral roll it back and see it it will drop into reverse
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Try rocking it a bit or put it in neutral roll it back and see it it will drop into reverse
Neither rocking, nor rolling help it to shift into reverse. Lever won't pull back even a little bit. Any other thoughts?

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Does the shifter move if the engine is turned off?

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No, the shifter doesn't move at all, whether engine is running or not. Haven't had a chance to look at it again
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Does the shifter move if the engine is turned off?
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Remove shifter cable off linkage arm on motor. If cable moves easily it has to be in transmission. This is assuming shifter arm itself is not seized on its pivot point. Also make sure arm on motor is tight and in the correct spot. Splines may be stripped. You do have a service manual??

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I'm sorry. Been busy. Yes, I do have a service manual. Didn't see where it told me how to trouble shoot reverse issue. Don't have it in front of me now, but remember it saying something about reverse switch, not the linkage

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I removed the reverse cable where it attached to the transmission and the transmission would easily switch into reverse. The cable still would not move. I removed the clips that held the rubber boot over top of the cable on both ends and they were rusted. I cleaned them up and lubricated them and the cable worked very nicely. Put it back together and everything works as it should now. Thank you

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Good to hear you got it fixed.

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