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1995 geo metro 3cylinder 5 speed

I am a new proud onwer of a 1995 metro W/3cylinderW/5 speed tranny I drive it every day but I can not down shift into first or second while it ia rolling .When I have come to a complete stop I then can shifht to first and then second and third..ect I have installed a new cluth kit thinking the pilot bearing was not slowing down????any HELP

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  • daneileen197 Oct 25, 2008

    That doent make any sense the tranny will shift just fine through all gears from a complete stop no grind no bearing howl nothing (shifts like butter come a complete stop .I asked around (tranny shops)they said it could be 1-2 slider.I do not know what that is does any one????

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Very common. We all have to learn to double clutch. I have driven my '90 at least 40,000 miles that way. When driving another vehicle with good synchros, now it seems weird to me and I "miss" the double clutching!

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Sounds to me that the syncros in the trans are worn out. when driving and shifting try to vary the rpms while trying to shift . try to shift it like a semi truck just have to match the engine rpms to the trans input shaft rpm. this is not a cheap fix rebuilt trans or install new syncros in your trans requires the whole trans to be dissambled.
good luck
paul

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    paul erickson Oct 25, 2008

    this site will explain how your trans works with and without the syncro . the difference when your sitting still is the gears are not turning thus making it easy to engage the gear sets



    manual trans basics

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    paul erickson Oct 25, 2008

    here is even a better site



    how a trans works



    also you can try to doubble clutch to make sure its a syncro problem

    you push in your clutch shift to netural let the clutch out to match the shaft speed push in the clutch and pull into the next gear.

    later paul

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