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Old 24 Feb 2017, 09:20 am
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Default 3rd & 4th gear grinding

This just started. So three days ago the PT started grinding 3rd & 4th gear. Just those two. 1,2,&5 work fine. Put a new clutch in about 40k ago its at 180k, we drive it 3k or less a year now. It's 2001. Any help would be appreciated. If I let the idle all the way down I can get 3rd without grind.
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Old 24 Feb 2017, 10:58 am
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Default Re: 3rd & 4th gear grinding

mine had a 2-3 grind. i just ignored it, got used to shifting at just the right RPM. i would assume it's a synchro needing replacement and not a clutch issue since it's only the 3-4 shift. since you only drive 3k a year, i would just live with it. the cost effective thing would be a cheap used trans or a rebuild kit and doing it at home, but you'd need a press, splitter, etc.

you should check the fluid level in the trans. not to fix the problem, but as a precaution to avoid it getting worse.
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