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Old 01-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Hard to shift into gear sometimes

Ok so when i drive my car, when i shift it feels as its crunching. I just drained out the trans fluid and dumped some mc honey in it. it helped for a little wile then back to the crunching, today when i changed my oil, the gears felt smooth for a little then back to crunching. 1st is always the hardest to get into gear, when at a long light i put it in nutral and from N to 1st i realy have to put alot of work into shifting it. what could this be.? is the kinda crunch feel normal?


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Old 01-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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well not for certain but could poss. be the syncro on the gears. does it do it all the time. down shifting. upshift. slowly going through the gears or if your pushin all its worth?

but i know during the winter time i also have a harder times putting it in gear. could be as simple as the oil thickening due the the cold (as is with mine, but i know my 3rd gear synch is losing it)
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It looks like the synchronizer is going out-not good... if it started to do that then it will not get better, sorry to say that but that what it is. Now to keep the life of the synchronizer a bit longer try this: before you shift in 1st gear put it in 2nd then from the 2nd go into 1st without releasing the clutch it should go smoother this way you might save some time before the synchronizer will go out completely.

Try it and let me know how it works.
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ya i dbl clutch up and down to work around this no grind and no problems
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it dosent do it all the time, down shifting is alot smoother
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Might need to bleed your clutch if it's not disengaging completely... sounds like the synchro

And putting it in second then going to first helps mine I've been doing it for a while like that just cuz its always shifted smoother in to first
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problem shifting

Posted via FF Mobile my 2005 zx3 has the same problem, is there any way to fix it and if so how much would this cost? Going into 1st or reverse is a challenge so i try to put it into other gears to ease it into 1st or reverse. Doing this has helped out but it just doesn't seem like the proper way to shift, once engaged the shifting is very fluid whether it's up shifting or down shifting. The problem stems when the car is at a stop and i have to go from neutral to first.
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