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Old 01-21-2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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2002 ZX3 syncro issues?

When i spank my car going from 2-3 shift it grinds. Even if I spank it and press the clutch in and let the engine wind down a little it show a little sign of a grind.

This would definitely by a synchro going out right? How much does something like this cost to replace because I need to get it fixed this spring. Right now the car is in lock-up.

I also should note- The 3rd gear feels "Looser" if that is correct to say when i push it into the 3rd gear spot. Do you think that has something to do with the synchro.

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Old 01-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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It is a syncro cost depends on what you do. I was told to fix that with my car would 2k and I decided it wasn't bad enough to worry about I figured out a way to be super careful for the shift and it doesn't grind usually.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #3
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you could try re adjusting the shift cables. thats also next on my lsit. (well i actually have to replace mine, but you get the idea) if the cables arent adjsuted properly it wont chage gears that well and cause grinding,etc.
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I just reread your post and do you not normally use your clutch to shift? Adjusting linkages I heard can help sometimes but not always. Does it grind for normal driving?
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its impossible to get into the next gear without grinding if you dont use the clutch. and that kind of driving will break stuff.

another thing is change the trans fluid. it's supposed to be doe every 30,000 miles. when was the last time it was done?
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You can rev match shift without grinding its just not really the best for the car IMO. I do it sometimes into 4th and 5th gear but not usually.
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Trans. fluid was changed at 20K miles I only have 31K on clock so that can be ruled out.
I use the clutch every time i change gears so that can be ruled out.
When I drive normally it doesn't grind at all. My 3rd gear is the best gear to boost in i just need to be rolling. I don't beat on my car very often thats the truth. I was told the syncros on the car was the weakpoint of the trans period. The car has After market clutch, flywheel, arp bolts, quaiffe LSD. Damn synchros!
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The mtx75 has a bad history with the 3rd gear syncros. Probably best off going to a junkyard and pulling one off a totalled focus.
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mm kay. so if its only got 31K on it then the cables might need adjsuting. i'd try that first. then get a new trans if you ahve to.

i ahve an issue with second gear. but i'm gonna replace my cables and give that ia shot first seeing as transmissions are expensive.
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So basically my car has super low milage and I have to grab a old trans that has well over 100k on it and swap it...

I'll drive with a sloppy 3rd till it craps out on my completely. Thanks.
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