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Slight Grinding going into 2nd and 3rd gear.

Bearsauce

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Oct 30, 2013
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
I just got my transmission replaced from synchros, forks, and gears all being bad. Everything worked perfect at first, but after a few days, it started grinding slightly while going into 2nd and 3rd gear. Its only when putting it into gear, once its in gear it works perfect. The only time I kinda have to force it into second is on a cold engine when the outside temp is really low. It's usually okay if I'm double clutching. I don't really mind it now, but I'd rather fix it if it's something that's going to get worse. My clutch pedal is also kinda mushy and squeaks loudly, so maybe the MC? I'm hoping that has something to do with it. Any thoughts?
 

Rob88

Proven Member
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Jul 1, 2007
Portland, Oregon
have you checked for clutch drag? where does the pedal engage? What kind of fluid did you put in it?
 

lons99gsx

Probationary Member
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Oct 16, 2013
hanover, Pennsylvania
Yeah, sounds like a clutch ajustment or hydralic problem. Bleed the system and have someone adjust the pedal height/engagement point properly if you don't know how. If thats not it then you have mechanical problem that will require pulling the trans back out to inspect the dow pins, clutch, flywheel, to bearing, and possibly the rebuild you just had done.
 

Bluefire16

Proven Member
1,490
9
Mar 30, 2007
Grand Rapids, Michigan
+1 for clutch adjustment, my car does the same from the previous owner installing the clutch incorrectly. I get the fun task of pulling it apart this winter and reinstalling
 

Bearsauce

Probationary Member
3
0
Oct 30, 2013
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
I took it to my mechanic, he said he bled the clutch and adjusted the pedal. It made it less mushy than before but the squeak seems to be getting louder, and it was probly shortly after that, that it started grinding. The clutch engages near the top.
 

b18cek

Proven Member
121
0
Aug 13, 2009
MI, Michigan
I assume you have checked the trans fluid to make sure it's at appropriate level?
 

JustinVIII

Probationary Member
8
0
Nov 1, 2013
Jersey Shore, New_Jersey
I would absolutely check your fluid level and also what kind of trans fluid are you running?
 

Bearsauce

Probationary Member
3
0
Oct 30, 2013
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
Yeah fluid level is good. Not sure whats in there, havent changed it since I got it, 4 months ago.
 

poteau

Proven Member
44
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Feb 21, 2013
Ottawa, ON_Canada
Did you test for clutch drag?

Try putting the car in first gear on a level surface. Leave the clutch in and rev to 7000 and hold it. If the car moves at all... You have a big problem and should stop driving the car until you can figure out why your clutch is dragging.

There is a link I read before that talks about it. Here a quick google search found it:

http://www.jackstransmissions.com/pages/clutch-drag-kills-synchros


Also I had this problem and it was because my slave cylinder was failing and not pushing the clutch far enough. New slave fixed it for me.
 
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