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Hey Corrado ppl,
when shifting into 3rd gear, it just grinds....... push clutch down... shift to 3rd...... release clutch..... grind........ it feels as though 3rd gear isn't fully engaged.......
what is the problem?????????
NEED HELP FAST!!!!!!
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (vwguin)

sounds like shifter linkage to me
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (vwguin)

Sounds like you need to readjust your shifter cable.
If you recently changed your tranny oil. Make sure it is redline or factory stuff. I tried the mobil 1 gear oil and it wouldn't go in 1st dead cold. So I witched back to red line.
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (cheapspeed)

There are 2 posiblities that I have run into most times. First is there is a bushing at the bottom of the shifter that wears out and causes it to be hard to switch into particular gears. The other is syncros inside the transmission, usually though 2nd is the first to go, not 3rd so I would look at the bushings and linkage first.
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (VR6Jim)

I had the tranny rebuilt by Todd at AWE about 5months ago. I'm running Redline MT90... and this problem just started about 2days ago and today it goes into 3rd gear about half the time..... I trid the cable adjustment to no avail..... I'm thinking its the cables themselves or the gear selecter on the tranny itself is busted....
where exactly is the bushing??????????
Any other ideas????????
Thanks for your help.
Jonathan


[Modified by vwguin, 1:57 AM 5-31-2002]
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (vwguin)

any of you experience this b4???
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (vwguin)

mine grinds too ..but only when i shift fast and hard
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (Uncle Ben)

if Todd rebuilt it for you 5 months ago you should have a limited warranty on his work ?
 

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Re: NEED HELP ..what is the problem? (GranTouring InjectedVR6)

quote:[HR][/HR]if Todd rebuilt it for you 5 months ago you should have a limited warranty on his work ?[HR][/HR]​
Exactly... bring it to todd. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: NEED HELP FAST!!!!!VR6 tranny.......3rd gear grind....... what is the problem? (VR6Jim)

thanks for the help...
I got the Bentley..........
any other suggestions?????
 
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