Gearbox problem won't drive in reverse.. HELP

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
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Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Rhythm
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hi,

I have a manual 2002 (52) Citroen C3 1.4i Desire.

The car runs and drives fine but won't drive when you put it in reverse.

You can still select all the gears including reverse, but when you lift the clutch in reverse the car won't move and has a loud rattle. All the other gears are fine and no problem with the clutch.

Has anyone got an idea of what/why this could be?

Thanks in advance
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Welcome to the forum Norton88
You can still select all the gears including reverse, but when you lift the clutch in reverse the car won't move and has a loud rattle.
This sounds to me like the gearbox itself is faulty or the gear selector is worn and reverse is not being fully engaged.

Remove the gear selector and check that its OK. This is a gear selector and cables for the C3

and this is one being removed
citroen C3 gear selector removal
citroen C3 gear selector removal


If its the gearbox, its often cheaper to fit another box, than repair a broken one.

Don't forget to git a new clutch while your gearbox is being replaced.


To get an idea of prices of the parts, have a look at the links below.

find a C3 gearbox on ebay

Find the correct clutch kit - here
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