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Old 02-01-2005, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, just got a few questions I was hoping you could help me with. K, two questions:

1) If I havent driven my car for a few hours, I notice that shifting in to 2nd gear can be difficult. , especially when it is cold. When the car is fully warmed up howeve, the shifting is much smoother. Is this most likely a transmission fluid problem? I am sure that there are no major leaks (it is a 20 year old car), but would a synthetic tranny fluid make for smoother shifting at colder temperatures?

2) This is kind of strange... If I have my heater on (any speed / setting), and I take a right hand turn, like at an intersection, I hear a grinding noise, coming from the top of the dash near the drivers side, so right in front of me. This only happens when I take right hand turns, and only when I have my heater turned on.

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yes the synthetic would help and you need a blower motor
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Originally posted by JLew@Jan 31 2005, 11:38 PM
Hey guys, just got a few questions I was hoping you could help me with. K, two questions:

1) If I havent driven my car for a few hours, I notice that shifting in to 2nd gear can be difficult. , especially when it is cold. When the car is fully warmed up howeve, the shifting is much smoother. Is this most likely a transmission fluid problem? I am sure that there are no major leaks (it is a 20 year old car), but would a synthetic tranny fluid make for smoother shifting at colder temperatures?

2) This is kind of strange... If I have my heater on (any speed / setting), and I take a right hand turn, like at an intersection, I hear a grinding noise, coming from the top of the dash near the drivers side, so right in front of me. This only happens when I take right hand turns, and only when I have my heater turned on.

Thanks for the help.

By the way, while Im posting, check out this. I guess its a BMW M3 GTR... Damn its fast! VIDEO - RIGHT CLICK SAVE AS

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do you have enough fluid in your tranny in the first place? it also might be your clutch, change the fluid in it, it prolly should be done anyways, and bleed out what is in the lines. and your blower motor sounds like its loose and when you turn right it shifts and starts grinding somthing. does it do this when the car is standing still and you just crank the wheel?
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