I am having issues with a VR6 5 speed manual reverse gear. It is very hard to select reverse gear in any case. When I manually select reverse at the transmission with the engine off, you really have to force down on the selector linkage HARD and then turn to find it. In the car, you have to shove left HARD after pushing down to get reverse, and 4 out of 5 times you get first gear.
So far I have:
Checked the dumb plastic shift cable retainer piece, it's good
Adjusted the cables
Replaced the shifter box/cables, original had worn bushings/play
Drained and filled with new synthetic 75W90 GL4
I am out of ideas here. I'm not sure what to do next. Have you heard of this issue before with the 02A?
Reverse gear selector fork issue? If so, how could this have happened?
Thanks in advance