My Vauxhall Corsa Van won't go into reverse gear - does it have a linkage fault?

I've got a N-reg Vauxhall Corsa Van which seems to be having problems getting into gear. All the other gears are fine. I have tried several times pushing in the clutch, which eventually gets into gear. Do you have suggestions? I have looked on the web and it seems to be a common fault with linkages.

Asked on 7 September 2010 by Si67

Answered by Alan Ross
Not sure I understand the statement "pushing in the clutch, which eventually gets into gear." Are you saying the clutch is worn, or that the idle speed is to high, or that the gear linkage is worn? If it is the linkage it may well be worn bushes or joints. It should not be too much of a job to repair.
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