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Old 15 Feb 2010, 10:58 pm
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I have a 2001 touring edition with 5sp manual transmission. It has about 130,000. Everytime I try to shift in 4th or 5th gear it pops out. It was just in 5th gear before once in a while and now its always 5th and once in while in 4th gear. I literally have to hold it in gear in order to drive! Other than that the car drives fine. I talked with a friend and he told me that it was the synchros?(not sure how to spell it) what do you think it might be and how can it be fixed?
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Old 16 Feb 2010, 07:52 am
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Probably not the synchronizers. The problem may be external. The shift lever actuates the transaxle via cables. There is an adjustment on the cable linkage at the shift lever that may need adjusting. Also, worn motor mounts could be allowing the entire engine/transaxle assembly to move in relation to the shift lever and thus pull the trans out of gear. The problem may also be internal. Typically, small springs and plungers that pop into a detent are all that hold the transaxle in gear. Any wear in a say a shift fork or a shaft bearing may be sufficient to cause enough movement to over come the relatively light spring pressure holding the trans in gear. If you want to diagnose and repair this problem yourself, a factory shop manual is the only way to go.
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Old 16 Feb 2010, 04:50 pm
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Probably not the synchronizers. The problem may be external. The shift lever actuates the transaxle via cables. There is an adjustment on the cable linkage at the shift lever that may need adjusting. Also, worn motor mounts could be allowing the entire engine/transaxle assembly to move in relation to the shift lever and thus pull the trans out of gear. The problem may also be internal. Typically, small springs and plungers that pop into a detent are all that hold the transaxle in gear. Any wear in a say a shift fork or a shaft bearing may be sufficient to cause enough movement to over come the relatively light spring pressure holding the trans in gear. If you want to diagnose and repair this problem yourself, a factory shop manual is the only way to go.
Thanks a lot. Thinking of the motor mount remind me a few moths ago. I was changing the oil at the near shop the mechanic told me the engine is "shaking too much and i can loose it somewhere" i tough he was joking. Now i see that could be plus like 3 moths ago i got rear ended. It wasnt any damage to the car but you never know.
Thank you one more time.
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 06:23 am
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Default Re: Transmission problem

Agree with Carl.
Synchronizers come into play when you shift gears - if they are bad, the gears will grind when you shift.
You need a helper - one of you work the shift lever, the other is under the hood looking at what's going on...
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