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    hard to shift to R

    i been noticing that it's hard to shift into r sometimes
    I have brand new 2013 subaru wrx premium
    am i doing something wrong or it just new and it needs to be broken in. ?

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    Re: hard to shift to R

    Nope. NORMAL. Subaru didn't add a syncro to reverse.
    Either double clutch or do the Subaru Dance(into first/second then reverse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    Nope. NORMAL. Subaru didn't add a syncro to reverse.
    Either double clutch or do the Subaru Dance(into first/second then reverse)

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    This is 100% accurate.

    One time I did the "Subaru dance" for like 5 minutes straight. I was getting so pissed. I had to get out of the car and get back in again lol

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    what do you mean double clutch?

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    Re: hard to shift to R

    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    This is 100% accurate.

    One time I did the "Subaru dance" for like 5 minutes straight. I was getting so pissed. I had to get out of the car and get back in again lol
    Damn, 5 minutes... that's just insane! You have MUCH more patience than I.

    Double-clutch: just as if you are double-clutching.
    Press clutch in.
    Shift to natural
    Release clutch
    Press clutch in
    Into reverse

    That usually solves it for me. Rarely I'll have to blimp the throttle after putting it in natural and releasing the the clutch, rarely... but it happens.

    Posted from a fone.

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    Just a quick word to the wise: If you're having trouble getting into reverse, put the car in first, and let the clutch out ever so barely so the car moves maybe half an inch, it will nearly always go straight into reverse after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    One time I did the "Subaru dance" for like 5 minutes straight. I was getting so pissed. I had to get out of the car and get back in again lol
    LOLincoffeeshop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Just a quick word to the wise: If you're having trouble getting into reverse, put the car in first, and let the clutch out ever so barely so the car moves maybe half an inch, it will nearly always go straight into reverse after that.
    Good advise.
    I'm glad to hear that the Reverse Dance is still alive and well in the line of WRX's. Gotta have some tradition in there.
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    Double clutching is usually enough to get into reverse for me, but sometimes that transmission just doesn't want to behave, particularly if the car has been sitting in the cold for a long time.
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    I'm new to Subaru's but had this same problem with some Saginaw's and Muncie transmission but they both have a non syncronized reverse.. I usually put it in 4th let the clutch out a little just to barely move the car (as said above) thats to get the cluster gear in your trans to line up better with you reverse gearing. It should slide right into place after that.

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    Hmmm for some reason i don't have this kind of problem... Weird
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3XCWRX View Post
    Hmmm for some reason i don't have this kind of problem... Weird
    You will at some point, trust me. It doesn't always happen, but you drive a Subaru, so it's bound to happen eventually.
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    Not getting into reverse on teh first try...... it's what makes a subaru a subaru

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    I have had the same problem on my 2012 WRX but it went away as the miles piled up.
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    yep. '11 definitely has it.

    double clutching always works for me.

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    Similar problem here. I eventually figured out how to work it

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