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when i go into third gear, it crunches, but is okay. i know that the synchronizers are messed up, is there a way to fix them? or do i need a new tranny? how difficult are shifter cables to replace?
 

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You can replace the syncros, but it may just be cheaper for you to find a new tranny!! u can find em used for about 300 bucks or so. Shifter cables are fairly easy, just time consuming!!
 

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you would need to change out the synchronizers
 

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I have the same problem as you! my friend felix said that theres some type of syncromesh that might help out, am gona try that out, and I am also gona buy a new trans
 

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this may sound mean and dumb, but are you making sure your in gear before releasing the clutch. you could be grinding gears cus your releasing to early.
 

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i used to have a 3rd gear crunch. then i adjusted my cables and my tranny shifts like butter
 

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my 3rd would grind too but only when i was dragging out the geers to like 7k or so then i got a lightened flywheel and centerforce clutch and it went away
 

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I have had that same problem with my focus. This spring im planning on getting a clutch and flywheel kit for my car and was thinking about having the tranny rebuilt while i was at it. But it sounds like you guys are saying just the clutch and a minor adjustment or two will fix it?
 

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The 3-4 syncro is weak in the mtx 75. I just replaced all the seals,bearings and the 3-4 syncro. I think all the parts were like 300 bucks or so. Replace the shifter cables while your there too, they were a pain to do.
 
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