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Your clutch is most likely over traveling from centrifigal force at high RPM, go to a performance aftermarket clutch kit.

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I have a 2004 that did that, im sorry to say this but you are going to need a new transmission eather really soon or a lil ways down the road but you need a new one the problem is your syncronisers in your transmission are starting to go bad witch is what alows your gears to come together at the right timing now you can avoid grindin your gears by stayin out of the rpms that it grinds in eather high or low but eventually you will need a new transmission bc eventually all of your gears will begin to grind like that and then eventually you just wont even be able to get the car in gear not due to the clutch going bad but just bc the constant grindin of the gears will cause your gears in your transmission to go out completly

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