I had a 5 speed in my Neon and this is the exactly the same thing I heard then. The forward geers (1-5) are syncronized, reverse is not. If you're trying to quickly put it into reverse the lock-out sometimes will not have time to catch up. I still find myself having to re-clutch the reverse in cause I tried to shift it in too fast.i2canoe said:I encounter reverse lock-out from time to time in my TR6.
Reverse is not synchronized like the forward running gears.
I find that re-clutching, clearing the gearbox by shifting the selector to first and then reverse with clutch engaged and trying again works, allowing time for the tranny to line up. Of course make sure you are completely stopped. Not rolling.