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i have a deisel kia sedona 51 plate i am finding it hard to

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i have a deisel kia sedona 51 plate i am finding it hard to put it in first goes in all gears fine when engine not on.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Name is Greg, My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back,

What is the clutch pedal pressure like ,do you have full travel.

Once in gear can you drive and change gear normally .

Put in gear with engine off then start let out clutch and drive or will it not let you start at all.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

clutch pressure is fine once in gear can drivein all gears fine only if i stop and put in first gear sometimes i carnt find ist gear i can put in first gear before starting and drives away fine. thank you.


Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi .

If when you can't select 1st ..

Select 2nd then 3rd then try 1st will it go in with the clutch depressed at all times .

If you can.. then you have a synro ring issue which is a know problem .

What i suggest you do first is flush and replace gear oil and see if the problem improves if not then you will need a new ring installing which mean remove the transmission and open up to do this repair .

If you still can't select 1st after selecting 2nd and 3rd then you may have a bent selector rod and forks ,also mean you have to open up and repair the gear box.

Need further assistance then please get back to me with the reply box and not the poor or bad service button .

Rgds Greg