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Gear shifting noise

When shifting from 1st to 2nd then 2nd to 3rd, there is a noise, not a grinding noise.

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What kind of noise is it?

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 95 gran marchis trany; shifting

The transmission needs to have the filter and fluid replaced.

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SOURCE: grinding gears from 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 5 ok

Either your clutch is getting bad, or you're shifting down too soon, and up too late. Try double clutching. Push in your clutch and push it into neutral. Release the clutch, fan the gas pedal, push the clutch again and shift into 1st. All this does is sychronize the speed of the transmission with the speed of the engine. There were, in the 60's, a lot of cars with the old "three on the tree" that you had to do this every time, and you get pretty good at it after a while.

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SOURCE: i cant shift into 3rd or 4th gear?

Your pressure plate must be weak and about to let go.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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