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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 12:32 PM
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Grinding gears in 1st and 2nd

Hey folks! I've got a small problem that is becoming rather annoying. I seem to have a problem with the synchronization of my 1st and 2nd gears. When I downshift into first (say to pull into my driveway) at a slow speed It seems to cause some slight grinding before popping into gear. Mind you I'm not going very fast maybe 5 mph max. Sometimes I have to be at an almost stand still before it will downshift into first. This doesn't seem right to me. Any other vehicle will let you downshift at slow speeds without any problems. Also when accelerating up a hill, when I shift into second there is again a slight grinding sound before it pops into gear. It seems to do it only on hills. The grinding is not severe, it's just a small chatter and the gears don't have to be forced they just don't slide in and out like they should. I just changed the gear oil (to synthetic) in both the tranny and the T-case. Also the previous owner said that he rebuilt the tranny and T-case. Could this be something that he didn't put together right? Any hints as to what this could be? And what should I do about it?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2000, 09:05 PM
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Re: Grinding gears in 1st and 2nd

sounds like the clutch is out of adjustment. do you still have around an inch of freeplay at the top of the clutch pedal? there's two adjustments down there that need to be correct. good luck!

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