reverse lever


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jdn40
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reverse lever

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to engage the reverse you need to pull the lever out , then up then back in . how far should the lever come out ? I've watched you tube videos and mine doesn't seen to come out as far . mine comes out maybe a 1/2 inch at the most .



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Re: reverse lever

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As long as it's moving enough to unlock the lever and engage reverse, I'd guess that's far enough... :lol:
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DenverWinger wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:06 pm
As long as it's moving enough to unlock the lever and engage reverse, I'd guess that's far enough... :lol:
This.
I have never measured, and don't think ever even looked, how far it pulls out to allow it to engage the reverse.
I just reach down, pull out on it with a slight pull up and then it goes.
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i can move the lever but it doesn't lock in reverse . i have to hold it to keep it engaged .

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Re: reverse lever

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Now that you post the initial reason for your question, I can better understand.
Perhpas all you need to do is remove the lever and inspect the workings of it.
Here is a parts diagram to give you an idea of what is involved.


Item #6 is, I believe, the floating pin that will lock the lever in place. Maybe it is out of position or gummed up with dirt so that it will not go into position like it should in the engaged position.
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thanks Mike , ill look into it .

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Re: reverse lever

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That pin can also get bent if forced at some time.

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Re: reverse lever

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dingdong wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:47 am
That pin can also get bent if forced at some time.
That is my first thought also. That pin can get bent if the lever is not pulled out far enough, or at all, and then pulling on the lever to get it in reverse. It is a fairly small pin and can be easily damaged if someone not familiar with how it operates tries to pull it up into reverse without pulling the lever out first.

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Re: reverse lever

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yes the pin is bent like a pretzel . thanks for the help



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