Question about Audi A3
The possiblities that come to mind are
1 Bad synchro in transmission 2 bad bearing(s) in transmission input shaft. 3 Bent shift linkage or shift fork (I doubt this, but it's possible)
Only number 3 is relatively cheap. I'd go back to where/who you bought the car from, if it was that way when you bought it, and ask them to help. It can't hurt.
Using force is NOT the solution. If the syncros are bad, until you get them replaced, you'll be better off to determine the RPM difference between 2&3 gears (maybe 800-1000?) and also 4&5 gears (maybe 500-800?) and learn to put a modest amount of effort at exactly the time the rpms fall into that diffference.
Example Say the difference between 2nd gear at 3500 RPM and 3rd gear is 1000 RPM, then when you take it out of 2nd for an upshift to third, delay until the RPMs are just getting to 2500. If you are on a budget and can't fix the transmission (it's going to be big bucks) you may find you can get pretty good at this. It is possibly to shift a car this way without even using the clutch, although I don't recommend this and it takes a great deal of practice and luck.
While you have this problem, don't downshift into 3rd, just run the RPMs down in 4th (say to 2000 or less) until you can shift into 2nd at an acceptable RPM. The least amount of shifting you can do until you resolve this the better.
Another choice until you can fix it, is to just run up the RPMs in 2nd and then shift to 4th, and then forget you have a fifth gear. This is much better than forcing, it's possible to do more damage by forcing.
Is it hard to get into 3rd from 4th AND 2nd?
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
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