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I'm just a girl. 99 suzuki esteem 1.8L wagon wont shift into 2nd. grinding type noise heard in first gear when accelerating from takeoff then wont shift into 2nd at all. no problem or noise noted when shifting into 3, 4, 5 and R. for two days prior to this, the car was making a whizzing type noise when I accelerated thru any gear.

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Did you check the oil level inside the gear box? Most people never service the car, so this part gets neglected. if it ran out of oil, you probaply broke it(a big repair bill).
Try putting oil(probably 90w gear oil;check a manual,internet to make sure;if you make a mistake dont worry any oil is better than NO oil).
Check the differential fluid level too;same thing will happen if you neglect doing this.

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