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Old 07-19-2004, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When I shift from first to second, there is no problem. But when I downshift from third to second (rarely, only at slow speeds, not to pass), the transmission kicks it out of gear when I let up the clutch. It does it the most when I go around a corner with the clutch in and try to go into second for the exit. It feels fine when I shift into second, it's not untio I let out hte clutch that it kicks it back to neutral. I've found that I can get around it by blipping the throttle a little bit too high before I let out the clutch, sort of like how you would do if you were driving clutchless. The clutch feels fine otherwise, and it's never happened in any other gear. I'm probably going to put on an X-brace anyway, but I don't think it's an alignment/mount issue. The way I have to blip the throttle first points towards a synchronizer, but I really don't know transmissions that well. Has this ever happened to anybody else?
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