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Transmission Previous problem: Transmission grinds when put in first gear. Suggestion: 1st gear or counter 1st gear needs to get replaced. Question 2: Is it probably only the 1st gear meshing itself or could it have something to do with the synchro, linkage, or forks? Where can i get a manual on how to replace internal transmission components?

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First,a teardown is in order to determine exactly what is damaged.Inspection is another term.If the 1st gear on the countershaft is damaged,the entire counter shaft would have to be replaced.There are two shafts inside the trans,that mainshaft which has mounted onto it,the input shaft,and all the speed gears,synchros and forks that integrate with the main shaft.The countershaft also has speed gears,but they are actually made into the counter,and not replaceable individually.If any one of the speed gears on the countershaft is damaged,the entire countershaft has to be replaced.As far as manuals,i don't know of any for manual transmissions.Try contacting some places on the internet that specialize in manual transmissions,as they might know some sources for manuals.There are many,many things not covered in manuals that can only be learned with time,experience,and apprenticeship.Like unit endplays,how to determine good and bad parts.etc.

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