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Old 07-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My third gear jumps out of place when i let the revs drop below 2500rpm.

any ideas of what this could be or anyone had the same problem?
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes my car magically decides it doesn't want to go into 1st and pops out. It's my tranny mounts going bad. Crawl underneath and have a look.
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Sometimes my car magically decides it doesn't want to go into 1st and pops out. It's my tranny mounts going bad. Crawl underneath and have a look.
I have the same problem in second gear, but I just had a full diagnostics test done on my car a month and a half ago. And all that was wrong was my "Guibo" joint was going bad(What is a "guibo joint"?? ). So the dealership replaced that, but know after reading your too post you think I could have the same prob. with my transmission mounts going bad? and if so what should I look for?

Sorry Bryon, I didn't mean to Hijack your thread lol
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Guibo joint is kind of like a disk in your drive train that keeps shifting smooth...if that wears, it can create added vibration and bumpiness...its kind of like a shock absorber for the drivetrain and tranny. Was your problem fixed when the Guibo was replaced?



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Guibo joint is kind of like a disk in your drive train that keeps shifting smooth...if that wears, it can create added vibration and bumpiness...its kind of like a shock absorber for the drivetrain and tranny. Was your problem fixed when the Guibo was replaced?



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lol I had a feeling the guibo joint was in my drivtrain.
Actually, I never drove the car that much before getting the diagnostics test done( If I remember correctly it was done the first week I had the car) When ever I to shift into 2nd I have to put more pressure to shift than I do any of the other gears. I can feel it grap the gear halfway. For example when I shifting, I feel it grap the gear(thinking it's fully in 2nd) so I let off the clutch and BAM it slips out of gear and makes a loud grinding noise! I know my syncronizers aren't going bad. right? My car has 61K miles and the DIAG. test was done at 60K miles.

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if the shift pops out its could also be an issue with the linkage.
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It could be the guibo too i guess. Mine is going bad too. I thought the guibo just dampened vibrations and didn't have anything to do wtih location of the transmission. I suppose if it were bad enough off it could shift a little bit.

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could be a faulty guide sleeve, it would pop out of lower gears (1st and 2nd) when revving high if this was the problem
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