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Old 11 Jul 2016, 06:57 pm
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Default Won't shift into reverse after oil change

2008 manual transmission, never had this problem until trip to jiffy lube today. After oil change it won't go into reverse. I tried easing clutch, etc but no help. It shifts into 1-5 no problem. Could they have overfilled transmission fluid?
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The real question is why are they touching the tranny fluid when you came in for an oil change I cannot think of a reason how an oil change would affect the transmission, or a specific gear. Someone else might have an idea.

If it does come to light that they've caused damage of some kind, remember your rights as a consumer. Make a formal complaint in writing to the manager of that particular store, preferably via email. When they tell you to take a hike, attach a mechanical report of the problem from a trusted mechanic (hopefully you have one). Explain that they are responsible under consumer law for damage due to goods/services performed and must comply with a remedy of your choice, which may very well be, they receive the bill for repairs. Further, CC the email through to a higher department or the main company, or even a consumer affairs authority.

Be VERY hesitant in agreeing to let them 'repair' or even 'diagnose' the problem themselves. That is a leap of faith/trust on YOUR part, not theirs. Don't consider that a favour.

Find out exactly what your rights are in whatever country/state you're in and use it. I recently had this issue with a Chrysler dealership. These people are held accountable very rarely and WILL lie to avoid making things right. These laws are designed to protect you so learn them and use them. Not everyone is a shonky wheeler dealer but when you meet one, you can't let it slide.

Like they say, you gotta keep the buggers honest!
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 08:13 pm
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I would bet they put a wrench on something they shouldn't have, perhaps looking for a drain plug.
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Old 12 Jul 2016, 02:48 pm
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What about the shifter bushing.


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^^^^^ I'm with Donn. Look under the air box. The bushing could be worn and just popped off. Just put it back on. And get some bugger bushings.
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Old 13 Jul 2016, 05:03 pm
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Yep, that was it, the shifter bushings were gone. I replaced them today. I had spoken to a Jiffy Lube rep, not sure if I should ask for anything from them as this could be seen as wear and tear. But, fact is it shifted into reverse just fine before the oil change, and not afterwards. It's too big of a coincidence, they had to cause it somehow, not sure if they bumped the pushrod or what.
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Old 14 Jul 2016, 03:39 am
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Glad to hear it wasn't major as long as all else seems fine I guess there's no reason to break down some doors, but it seems likely they did cause it somehow But I'd avoid those oil shops like the plague in future so they don't get the chance to really stuff anything up
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Yes, glad to hear that it wasn't major. You just have to love videos on Utube...
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