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I recently purchased aRunner with a four on the floor.(Hurst

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I recently purchased a*****Runner with a four on the floor.(Hurst shifter)
It is very difficult to get the transmission into reverse gear.
It has been suggested that the linkage has to wear-in.
Does this sound feasible or is there a mechanical problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.

Is it hard to engage reverse only with the engine running, or does it occur with engine off as well?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It occurs with engine running or turned off.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like the shift linkage is not properly adjusted. This is not something that will wear-in. The linkage will need to be adjusted to make the transmission properly engage reverse.