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This should put this whole thing to rest...here some info,As I said at a low speed you can get into first........ It is never really a good idea to try and put the car back into 1st gear while moving. The reason behind this is that even when the clutch is depressed, the transmission gears are still being moved by the driveline, but the open clutch doesn't transfer any power. So when you are trying to put your car back into first gear at 15mph, the transmission struggles to synchronize the gear speed to the driveline speed. BUT if you depress the clutch and "downshift" sequentially through the gears, you will actually be able to put the car into first gear while rolling. This is because you have successfully slowed down the overall speed of the transmission, and therefore, the gear synchronizers won't struggle as much to match the gear speed to the driveline speed.
2000 Rav-4 L awd auto 90,000 miles
1994 celica 2.2 black 5 speed
1997 4x4 4runner white 2.7L 5-speed
Last edited by doylee4693; 06-25-2012 at 10:23 AM.