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Old 03-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Angry Boxster S Hard to shift into gears

My 2000 Boxster S is hard to shift into all gears when the car is running. I've changed the motor mount and slave cylinder and I still can't find the problem. Does anyone know what could be the problem?

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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When was the last time the transmission fluid was changed?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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How's the clutch pedal working? How far is the friction point from the floor? Have you checked the fluid level in the tranny?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Or the fluid level in the brake / clutch resevoir, as air could be in the system ????
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Many things, as stated above, can cause the trouble. Why are you throwing money at a problem without a proper diagnosis? Take it to someone and find out if it's your fluid, synchros or......???
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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Not sure but could a bent shifter fork cause this kind of a problem?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot for the info. I had the car for a year now and the trans fluid is the only thing I haven't checked.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
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Try R.O.C.S. in Belleville on Washington Ave. They'll have it diagnosed quickly.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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If it shifts fine with the motor off, it's probably the clutch going....

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Is it all the gears or just 1st 2nd and reverse?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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how about checking the adjustment of the two shifter cables?
That's where I would start
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Thumbs up Will not shift into reverse

Just wanted to thank you guys. My boxster wouldn't shift into reverse, and after reading the thread I was able to remedy the problem, I used the zip ties. Works fine now. Thank you.
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