I JUST BOUGHT A USED ECLIPSE 5 SPEED

  • Tiny
  • ericdangerpitts
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 5,000 miles

I just bought a used Eclipse 5 speed. It is really hard to get it into 2nd and reverse, all other gears worked fine drove car for over 2 hours no problem. Now today took it out, same thing until about 5 minutes into the drive I stopped and tried to go in reverse with no luck now the only gear it will shift into is second, it's like I can't find the groves for gears, also I would have to say I had to do an awful lot of movement to shift gears (lots of throw) gs model
thanx!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 7:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ericdangerpitts
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Recent rebuild, not done by me! Also only has maybe 500 miles on it.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 7:59 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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What was rebuilt, engine or transmission? Given the changing symptoms, and the history, I think I'd be looking at the shifter linkages and cables to see if something is loose. For cables, you'll need to have a helper move the shift lever while you watch the cables under the hood. Look for a loose lever on the transmission and for an outer casing around a cable that is loose under its attaching bracket.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 AT 12:29 AM

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