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1985 911 Carrera 915 Troubleshooting & Diagnosis

Transmission and Clutch

Vehicle Information: Model: Carrera; Year: 1985; Body Type: Convertible; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2 non-modified; Total Mileage: 83,118;

How do I diagnose this problem without pulling the transmission? I have an ongoing problem with difficult shifting into 5th gear and Reverse. I have read all of the previous questions and answers on difficulties with 915 and the need to replace bushings, adjust linkage and look at couplings. My Carrera is at the mechanic now. He has already replaced the plastic bushing in the shift lever. He rebuilt the entire shift assembly to assure that it fit together and was accuating properly and adjusted all of the linkage accordingly. As an aside the shift lever came loose and re-epoxyed. He now suggests that the coupling needs to be replaced prior to looking at the transmission. Even though I find it difficult to believe that the coupling is sufficiently worn after 83K+ miles, I gave the go ahead to replace it. If the replacement of the coupling does not work, he suggests that 5th and Reverse (apparently in the rear of the transmission) may need work if the coupling does not solve the problem. If the transmission does need work, should the whole thing be rebuilt or is it more cost effective to deal with 5th and Reverse and revisit any future issues when they arise.All of this seems extra-ordinarily drastict considering the low miledge on the Carrera. Do you have any additional suggestions and how to diagnose this problem?

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