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Old 04-19-2006, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it the synco?

Just wondering:

My car has a minor problem with the gears
"5 speed, with M roadster shortshifter"

When i change between the gears at <5k revs, everything is fine, but when im giving her a bootfull, changing from 2nd to 3rd grinds..
If i do it slowly no grinding, but i love to slam through the gears..

I have tried double clutching which doesnt seem to help..

Can i just have some confirmation if this is the gear synco

Thanks
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low trans fluid. double clutching would still work if the syncros were bad.
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It's the synchros. Try as mentioned above ^^. Check trans fluid level and if missing add. If it stil doesn't solve your problem then it's your synchros. Unrepaired it will lead to the slow and eventual demise of your transmission unless you double clutch properly. If you insist on slamming through the gears then I suggest you find a good shop to change out your synchros or find an after market transmission for the price it would cost to repair your current tranny.

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