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Difficulty selecting 1st gear

Old 05-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 24

I have this problem in my 2007 C2S and I have to admit I am surprised by it. My previous Porsche was a 1983 944 and it shifted like butter for the 15 years I drove that car. Completely different setup I admit but I was surprised when after 10 years without a car I finally got the 911 and found it harder to shift. I would never consider anything other than a manual transmission so I have dealt with the problem with a combination of the suggestions already made here but I would be interested in a mechanical explanation specific to the 911 (not just gears lining up exactly wrong which would happen on any manual transmission) for why it is occasionally hard to get into first gear.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:47 AM
Join Date: Jun 2018
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Glad to see Iím not alone. I experience this in my 07 Targa 4s 6spd.

It mostly only happens when there is any motion still in the car (eg itís still creeping forward at like 1mph) - going into first then is often very difficult even when rev matched (I figured it was an aggressive safety/wear prevention feature). Coming to a complete stop and engaging clutch a couple times always clears it. Thatís probably a good idea anyway. Itís just more annoying/noticeable when pausing and then immediately needing to go again - for example when creeping through stop and go traffic.
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