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i'm at a light and I can't shift into first
it just doesn't want to go in

I let go of the clutch and the shifter and try again
same thing


ok - what the fuck - people start honking behind me.
so i put into 3rd and then take it out and try 1st again.

it works.
anyone else had this happen???
i noticed that the sound I usually get when shifting to 1st (the *thunk* that manuals get) didn't happen.
 

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Actually, I spoke to a Lexus mechanic about this issue. He told me it was designed to not allow you to shift to first when you're on a roll.
 

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lambchop11078 said:
Actually, I spoke to a Lexus mechanic about this issue. He told me it was designed to not allow you to shift to first when you're on a roll.
I know it won't let you do it on a roll.
It was at a light. DEAD stop.
 

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goldark said:
lambchop11078 said:
Actually, I spoke to a Lexus mechanic about this issue. He told me it was designed to not allow you to shift to first when you're on a roll.
I know it won't let you do it on a roll.
It was at a light. DEAD stop.
If you can't get it in on a dead stop, try double clutching it. That should work.
 

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craniac24 said:
I believe he did double clutch it...according to his account.
Opps, I guess he did double clutch it. Goldark, you can bring it to the dealership but if they can't reproduce it then you're out of luck.
 
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