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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi if its just second to thrid then the clutch is slipping on thrid gear look at the boxes oil level is important but look at the colour is it red and tranperant as this is ok if its brown its a sign of the clutches slipping i would try a stall test on thrid gear first and if its ok second gear [manually] see is the engine stalls at the correct rpm if you thinkabout it imagine you are in thrid gear in a manuual box and suddenly drop into second it would be hard shifting it could also be a faulty thrid gear solenoid yates210456
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Sounds as if a synchronizer is going out in 3rd gear, or 3rd gear maybe stripped. I would get it checked by a tranny (transmission) shop before it ended up costing you more money. There is a possibility that there may be some shavings on that gear as well, which would just need cleaned.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Your description is a bit ambiguous, though I have found a great, handy diagnostic article that addresses your issue, and includes to probable causes (a. deposit buildup and b. solenoid malfunction):
This should help!
Posted on May 28, 2009
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