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Hello, i have a 1996 GTI VR6 and just the other day, this started: when i shift from 1st to 2nd at any rpms higher than around 3k, it grinds. It goes in to 2nd, but not quietly/smoothly. Does any one have any idea why this is? It does not do this into any other gears, and only if at high rpms down shifting. thanks
 

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I can shift smooth at any rpm, pushing as hard as i want, its just if i shift quick 1st to 2nd, it grinds. If i shift nice and slow, even at redline, it wont grind. What is wrong? Any solutions? thanks
 

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Re: (stevevr6)

Yep, the ole' synchro thing - from what I understand, all VW trannies have had this issue up to the current 6-speed MQ's. Havent heard of any problems with them yet. I replaced my tranny fluid with synthetic when I put in my shortshifter and rarely have any grinding these days....thicker the juice, the better the cushion. I'm sure its pretty expensive to replace a synchro too - seeing as how you have to pull everything apart to do so, but good luck!
 
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