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I'm looking at purchasing a '95 Toyota Pickup, I test drove it and it is smooth other than an intermittent problem with the gears grinding when going into 3rd or 4th, mostly 3rd. Is this major to shy me away from buying it? Owner says its been doing it for years and hasn't had a problem come from it.

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    Know that if it has been doing this for years then this means that for years the driver has been grinding the gears in the transmission, so go in expecting to replace the transmission, clutch, and pressure plate as you more than likely will have to. This is most commonly caused by bad synchronizers in the transmission but can be caused by a clutch that needs adjusting. Talk to a transmission shop about this to determine what it will cost to fix and then deduct this from the average price of a truck like this in your area. If you can buy it for that amount then go for it if everything else checks out. I would advise you to have the truck looked at by a trusted mechanic to make sure everything else is ok. This will be money well spent. You can get a good idea of the value of the truck at this webs site. I would not touch a 15 year old vehicle unless I could buy it cheap. He wants to sell, so you have the upper hand. Make an offer and he just may accept. If not walk away.

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Well, it means the synchronizers are worn. This is a trans rebuild and indicates that the trans was PUSHED or forced on each shift. Eventually the grinding rounds the tips of the gears and they get harder and harder to get into gear. Synchros are not too costly but each gear and it's mate ARE.

If it has been doing it for years, consider replacing the trans with a used one. This is abusive and an indicator that the vehice was not "loved" and maintained.

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Sounds like maybe a synchronizer is bad or going bad. To repair it you will need to have the manual transmission torn apart. If you hit the shifts just right you won't have to worry about it. Since it will be new to you, you might have an issue hitting them just right.

If there are similar trucks in similar condition without this problem I would look into those. Toyota manual transmissions are pretty tough and it is really unusually to see one with an issue. I would have to wonder how it ended up in the condition it is in?

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