Hi Scotty, been a fan for years. I have a problem. I bought a 2016 Toyota Corolla, manual transmission; no codes from a private individual. It currently has 99,000 km on it. Sometimes I have to…

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Hi Scotty, been a fan for years.

I have a problem. I bought a 2016 Toyota Corolla, manual transmission; no codes from a private individual. It currently has 99,000 km on it.

Sometimes I have to double-clutch to go into reverse or it just won’t go.

First dealership I brought it to said it sounds like a synchromesh issue, but they couldn’t recreate it so sorry no fix — and they really doubted it as Toyota’s transmissions are solid.

At the second dealership they couldn’t find it either and also said the Toyota transmissions are solid and never replaced one. I played with it till I found where it gets stuck and showed them the problem. They said sure you have to double-clutch it, but that is normal for these new 6-speed manual transmissions.

After driving standard cars for over 20 years I don’t feel confident in their answers, especially when they are not able to find it and I can in less than 5 minutes. I am no mechanic.

Background information: a short while after buying it we found other problems with grinding gears etc., and had to again show them the problem they couldn’t find before they changed some part beside the clutch under warranty at which them they found the clutch half burned out at about 80,000km.

Any ideas? Should I Accept their explanations or not?

Thanks

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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they are full of shit, yea they said that's "normal" after not saying that in the first place. Odds are clutch is wearing out, let them pull it under warranty to find out if it's that or the gear going out