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I am putting a 98 motor in my 96 rr and I'm wondering if there is a neutral lockout preventing it from shifting into 2nd when its stopped? I'm trying to bench test the trans and I can't get it to shift into second gear. I can get first and neutral only...
 

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I highly highly doubt it. Turn the output shaft manually a few turns and see if you can get it to go. Just stubborn.

THere is a '99 going through the dealer auction in Calgary on Wednesday... It'll probably go stupid cheap.
 

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Big Kahuna said:
No lock-out on my 98, I can shift through all the gears while at a stop, or even if the engine is not running.
Thanks BK.
 

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well....this isn't cool then. it's sitting on a bench, ready to go in...but I dunno if I should take the time to do it, only to find it's not going to work....:huh:
 

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See if it will go into gear as you turn the output \ sprocket shaft.
I'm sure you have already tried that, but I might as well say it just in case.

It sounds like you may have to tear into the tranny and do a quick repair. Then again something could be stuck for a simple stupid reason.

How long has this engine been sitting?

Just curious, but why are you swapping engines? If you have a blown 96 model motor you may be able to use the top end off of the 98 and mate it with the 96 Tranny.
 

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I'm swapping because I lost 2nd gear in my 96RR, and it was using oil in the high RPMs. I got the 98 motor off of E-bay for a good deal, and it has only 7,500kms on it....I'm pretty sure I was turnig the sprocket when i was shifting....I'm also using a pair of vise grips on the shaft too (not on the splines!) I might just not be getting enough force on it, I dunno?!
 

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It shouldn't take a great deal of force. I would separate the motor and make sure all is good. I know you don't want to hear that, but I feel it's better to be safe than sorry. Besides, you need to know what the insides look like. I would hate to know that you installed an engine worse off than the one you are removing.
 
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