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Biggie1494
05-07-2013, 12:38 AM
Hey all!

Just joined this forum, and it's great! Seems to be a broad range of celica drivers! :yay:

Anyways, I own a 1990 Celica SX and ever since I've owned her she's had some "crunching" issues when I put her into reverse from 1st gear and vice-verser.
I'm new to this as its my first car an still learning about maintenance and troubleshooting.

Anybody have an idea if anything is wrong or is it just my driving?? Haha :icon18:

Cheers guys :)

93celicaconv
05-07-2013, 02:46 AM
Just curious - do you come to a complete stop before you shift out of 1st gear and into Reverse?

Biggie1494
05-07-2013, 05:57 AM
Yeah I do, mostly happens when reversing out of the garage to go somewhere

MCcelica
05-07-2013, 06:14 AM
Eh, sometimes they just do that. I'd try revving it a bit in Neutral, then clutch in, move stick to reverse. See if that helps.

Biggie1494
05-07-2013, 06:58 AM
Cheers mate, was just making sure it wasn't a big problem or anything :)

MCcelica
05-07-2013, 07:29 AM
I'm actually trying to remember any car I've had that didn't do that. Haha.

Hipster Lawrence
05-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Reverse isn't synchronized so you should push the clutch, wait a second or 2 and the find reverse. See if that changes anything.

93celicaconv
05-07-2013, 02:02 PM
Reverse isn't synchronized so you should push the clutch, wait a second or 2 and the find reverse. See if that changes anything.

Absolutely right. That's why I was wondering if the vehicle was moving when the shift to reverse was being attempted. But, for the same reason, the clutch needs to be working properly to stop the input pinion to the transaxle completely before one should shift into reverse (due to no synchro's in reverse gear). If what cavemanlarry suggests doesn't help, perhaps the clutch isn't adjusted properly or the hydraulics aren't quite right, so the clutch doesn't disengage like it should, and your synchro's in forward gears will brake the pinion to allow shifting into, but not so going into reverse.

4thgenceli
05-07-2013, 03:13 PM
One thing I've found to help is shift to fifth, back to neutral then to reverse without releasing the clutch.

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Tecker184
05-08-2013, 01:02 PM
I've gotten into a habit of first shifting into second then reverse. Works everytime for me hope that helps.