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Hi, I have a subaru forester manual car. The problem with it is when i shift gears from 3rd into 4th gear it makes a crunching noise. This depends on how fast i am going. It mostly hapends when i shift gear over 5000 rpm. Is there any product i can use to stop this happening?

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