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Old 25th July 2007, 23:11   #166
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Kuttapan, Even I am facing issues with the reverse gear. Sometimes it just refuses to engage, and I have to apply force to engage it. This is despite being adjusted during the first service.
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horsepower the trick i found out is not to apply force to engage it, but hold the gear shift by the top and just drag it to reverse position, it gets easy to slot around with. perhaps sometime i can post a video of this thingy.
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Horsepower... I know its mentioned before, but when reverse gear will not easily select, have you tried returning to neutral, letting out clutch, depressing clutch and trying again?

I have found this necessary on many cars I've driven over the years.
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Also, try shifting to 1st or 2nd and try reverse again, it will engage.
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I thought the reverse gear problem was only WagonR specific. Seems like it has found its way to Swift as well?!
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I think it is a function of there being no syncromesh on reverse --- on any car
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as for the gear shift, i observe that slotting into a gear in the car is a two step process, 50% you give a mild push, and 50% it automatically slots in. if i use it this way, its very smooth and good. but if i try to pull/push the stick in to slot into a gear forcibly, my shoulder pains a lot.
This sounds like nothing ever heard of. Please get the gear box checked and check seating position w.r.t gear shift comfort. I suspect you are sitting too close to steering.
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sreenivass, gimme a break, any more farther i sit from the steering, i d be in the back seat i am going to check this up at 5k service.
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  1. Bought 4th Yr/80K extnd. warranty for 2600Rs
  2. Installed a base ICE set up for 10K
  3. Gone for seat covers 2350Rs. (Fabric+art leather combo)
  4. Completed 2400Kms, looks like gear changing got better and also less cluttering noise (not sure this is because of 2500 kms running or first time IOC Xtramile fuel)
  5. Had back pain in the beginning, with a help of a small support in the lower back and added cushion due to the seat cover it is gone now.
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I thought the reverse gear problem was only WagonR specific. Seems like it has found its way to Swift as well?!
Sx4 as well !! MUL what are you doing?

BTW, people say that release & press clutch again - this may not be possible always (when you are in hill or so, there could be vehicles behind/front of you).

I try this: keep clutch pressed (with brake also as applicable), shift gear to 3rd or 1st and then try engaging reverse without releasing clutch - this works for me!!
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gear shift and clutch are the most important things in a car. only if these are ok can you start thinking of driving comfort. sometimes people need to learn from hyundai and give good gear shift clutch and even a dead pedal. i mean its a matter of a few rupees more to give a dead pedal and none of the cars have it!
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my tyre pressure went down after the long trip and some amount of driving in bangalore, after a month now. so filled upto 32 psi again today. the brakes are making a noise everytime i use them. its like a pronounced "kooooo" sound, guess they need some kinda oiling or something.

this is one thing i need to put up with my car. sounds sounds and sounds galore.

is this a coincidence? well maybe yes!!

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Drove my friends Swift DDiS two days back!

And was that an experience. What a car! Interestingly, the car is the first in trivandrum and yet, there was not much irritating rattles or anything. Rattles were there, but the car is overall quiter than many of the other cars i have driven. And the NVH levels seem very impressive.

Drove with windows closed with ac on and NO Music, something i wont do in the smaller hatches (like mine) with noises all around.
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For guys who are facing problem with their gear, I have only one advise, please go to a reputed service center and get it checked. It might be specific problems with your cars only. Toucwood, my swift's gears are like a breeze. Effortless and Fast shifting.

Though totally agree with geeksirk, they could have given dead pedal, also could have added left OVRM to LDi and rear wiper to both version.
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Airbags. They could have included airbags...

The could have given all sorts of things, but the name of this game is cutting the spec down to the price, I'm afraid.

The other side of the coin, of course; every extra little thing added means a higher price to pay for the car.
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