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Old 11-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that in the near future I will need a new tranny. The synchronisers are gone on 2nd and 1st gears. So far, its drivable if I dont push it. But the day will come that it has to be replaced. Its my only car for now so I need to get the replacement in hand before its needed so it will be a one day affair to swap it out.

Anyone out there know of an MT with realatively low mileage that might be available real cheap?
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can a gearbox be fixed?
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there is a junkyard in houston which has one with low miles. It wasnt cheap though, I think it was around 500-600. They also had the engine for around the same price.

Here is their number if you want to call 713 477 1000
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Bugone - what do you mean by fixed? Jeff has been able to rebuild them to eliminate the synchro problems and replace bearings.
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You can drive with the worn clocking tabs pretty much indefinitely. The transmission in Insight #2 was driven for another 260,000 miles after the grinding first appeared.
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Yeah, thats not the part I am worried about. Its the grinding every time I forget to slow below 20 to downshift to 2nd that I think will do it in.
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Maybe eventually the clocking tabs will wear away enough that the grind stops.

It really sounds much worse than it is; it will never result in the transmission failing. You could always learn to double clutch.

I drove an Insight recently and I didn't even realize it had the downshift grind, double clutching is just second nature to me now.
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I tried double clutching and it didnt help. I guess I am in too much of a hurry to wait seconds.
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The quicker you double clutch, the more smooth the transition will be. With practice, it only takes marginally longer than a regular downshift. It should all happen very quickly, certainly less than 1 second.

Just takes practice, not unlike learning to drive a manual transmission in the first place. I could hop in your car and downshift into 2nd gear at 55MPH with no grind.

Anyway, just saying. I know there's value in having things that work properly. It's just funny because I double clutch even in the cars without grind now.
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