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My 1970 Ghia has a problem with its reverse gear in that it tends to jump out of it (gear lever 'pops' out of position)

It is more likely to happen when going up a slope with therefore more pressure on, but if on a flat slope it still makes a grinding noise and then will sometimes still pop out.

Is this common or is it easy to fix (I would get a professional to do it)?

Any thoughts would be gratefully received.
 

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More than likely the reverse sliding gear has teeth which
have been "rounded off" at the edges. The now slanted
teeth can't resist the torque applied, which forces the
teeth out of engagement.

The bad news is that repair requires complete teardown
of the box.

You can look at things like the shift plate, bushings,
coupler, detents, etc. but my bet is the gear.

Frankly, given the trouble and great expense,
I would live with it as long as possible. Maybe find
"creative" ways to avoid situations where reversing
steep hils is needed.
 

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Had the same problem with my 1303 many years ago.
Lived with if for 3 years and only got really stuck a couple of times.
Car parking spaces when there are ice ridges where the worst.
As my speedy say's always park pointing upwards on hills :D
I bought a second hand box in the end.
 
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