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Hi all.My galant won't shift into 1st gear. I have a new TRE transmission and a new TMZ t-case. All other gears shift fine just won't shift into 1st. Any ideas on adjusting the shifter back or just any idea on fixing this problem will help.
This problem can be caused by an improperly functioning clutch system, whether it be not fully bled or a bent clutch fork or what have you. If your clutch isn't fully disengaging then you'll have a hell of a time getting into first. Does the car go into first when it's not running?
Anecdotally, I had this no 1st gear problem happen to me once after I reinstalled my transmission. It ended up being that I didn't tighten the transmission bolt closest to the slave cylinder all the way, so when you pressed the pedal it moved the entire transmission slightly instead of fully disengaging the clutch. I drove on it anyway and it ended up breaking my 1-2 shift rail end in my transmission from all the force I had to use to get into first