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Old 11-23-2002, 01:00 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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It could be a linkage problem. Get under the car and see if the middle gear lever moves when the car is shifted into reverse. The rod may have come loose from the linkage or transmission lever.

The next culprit would be the reverse shift finger inside the transmission.

I believe the five speed will work but you will also need the linkage and the correct driveshaft. Expensive and hard to find.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
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