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Anyone else with a manual notice this? I've had 12 manual transmission cars, and some of them were also a little hard to get into reverse, but this one is the hardest.

When I first start the car in the morning, let the idle settle, and it never wants to go into reverse. I try the usual, let the clutch in and out, shift into first, then reverse, and it eventually goes into reverse. Just seems overly difficult.

When the car is warm it's much better.

Is this just a quirk of this transmission?
 

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Anyone else with a manual notice this? I've had 12 manual transmission cars, and some of them were also a little hard to get into reverse, but this one is the hardest.

When I first start the car in the morning, let the idle settle, and it never wants to go into reverse. I try the usual, let the clutch in and out, shift into first, then reverse, and it eventually goes into reverse. Just seems overly difficult.

When the car is warm it's much better.

Is this just a quirk of this transmission?
I experience the same, but I don't think this is out of ordinary for a manual. Mainly is because reverse doesn't have a synchro. So release all hand an foot brakes and let the gear teeth find its place.
 

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I have experience this as well, and this is how it is resolved:

Pull up the reverse lockout before moving the shifter. Works every time. If you try to pull up on the lockout when you're close to hitting the lane to move into reverse, it'll, well, lock you out. Heh.
 

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I have experience this as well, and this is how it is resolved:

Pull up the reverse lockout before moving the shifter. Works every time. If you try to pull up on the lockout when you're close to hitting the lane to move into reverse, it'll, well, lock you out. Heh.
Thanks man, tried this tonight, worked twice. Tomorrow morning will be the real test.
 

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It also gets better as you keep driving. At first it would take a few tries to get into reverse and now after a month and 2000 miles it doesn't give me any trouble at all.
 

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I have not had this issue. Been 4 degrees C (39.2 F) in the morning here a couple of times since I got the car and no issue. I am also use to the sequence with the shift lever as my previous Elantra was the same set up. Hope the tips from the others work out for you.
 

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Hey guys,

Just bought my 2017 ES from a local dealer. It was CPO and had 31k. So far it’s a great car for the money and it’s pretty fun to drive. I’ve already been to the dealership a few times dealing with what wound up to be a faulty purge valve in the evap system.

Now the issue I’m having is getting the car into reverse easily. I did not have problems for the first month but now it seems as if the reverse lockout mechanism isn’t fully engaged when lifting up the reverse portion of the shift assembly. I’ve read and tried that if you try to move it before listing this portion of it doesn’t go but that doesn’t seem to work all the time I’m wondering if it has to do with terrible cheap spring they use from factory. There is also this small plastic circular piece I found inside the spring but I’m not sure where it actually goes. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks 🙏🏼
 

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Hey guys,

Just bought my 2017 ES from a local dealer. It was CPO and had 31k. So far it’s a great car for the money and it’s pretty fun to drive. I’ve already been to the dealership a few times dealing with what wound up to be a faulty purge valve in the evap system.

Now the issue I’m having is getting the car into reverse easily. I did not have problems for the first month but now it seems as if the reverse lockout mechanism isn’t fully engaged when lifting up the reverse portion of the shift assembly. I’ve read and tried that if you try to move it before listing this portion of it doesn’t go but that doesn’t seem to work all the time I’m wondering if it has to do with terrible cheap spring they use from factory. There is also this small plastic circular piece I found inside the spring but I’m not sure where it actually goes. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks 🙏🏼
Put it in first, then put it in reverse.
 

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But why though?! I refuse to accept that for a permanent solution 😂😅
No syncros in reverse. Gears are not lined up properly. It's a fairly easy solution, it's quite common on these cars. Hell with the cooler temps in AZ right now my car did it twice over the weekend. I put it in first, then it went right into reverse to problem.
 

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No syncros in reverse. Gears are not lined up properly. It's a fairly easy solution, it's quite common on these cars. Hell with the cooler temps in AZ right now my car did it twice over the weekend. I put it in first, then it went right into reverse to problem.
I am in New England now so I definitely understand cooler temperatures. I have owned many manual cars and never had this issue hence why it’s extremely frustrating. I know there are no syncros but it doesn’t make sense that it just started out of no where... feels like it’s catching on something...
 

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I am in New England now so I definitely understand cooler temperatures. I have owned many manual cars and never had this issue hence why it’s extremely frustrating. I know there are no syncros but it doesn’t make sense that it just started out of no where... feels like it’s catching on something...
Can always try upgrading the shifter bushings. But I have solid bushings throughout and it's still stingy when cold.
 

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Can always try upgrading the shifter bushings. But I have solid bushings throughout and it's still stingy when cold.
Are you running stock assembly or did you upgrade to short shifter? I think I read a few threads where people that upgraded have issues with 3rd?
 

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Are you running stock assembly or did you upgrade to short shifter? I think I read a few threads where people that upgraded have issues with 3rd?
I have the factory Veloster R-Spec B&M short shifter + all bushings replaced. I have not had issues with 3rd.
 

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Can you send me a link to the short shifter please?! Thank you for all your advice 🙏🏼
I lucked out and snagged a used one from an online salvage site for $75 shipped. New parts are fairly more expensive. Here are the part numbers and about what you can expect to pay for new parts:

17660
 
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