3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
The car has a manual trans and is stuck in reverse. The shifter moves freely and will not shift the car out of reverse. I can drive only in reverse and if I take my foot off of the clutch the car moves in reverse. Any idea what may be wrong?
Hello I recently bought a 1988 320 and I appear to be having the same problem with the gearbox, reverse gear is a no go area, but it seems to be the cradle wihich sits on top of the gear box, which has cracked from dropping the clutch to often, this info I got from a friend, so dont shoot as I to am not a pro at these things.
Both problems I belive are related to the shift linkage. For motorway I would say that the rod between the stub on the transmision and the shift lever has become unhooked or has broken. (Time for a short shift kit?)
For daemon the plate that bolts to the transmission has most likely worked its way loose or it could have cracked.
In both cases you have to get under the car and do a little research.
P.S. an 87 325 is an inline 6 (I6)
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