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Drivetrain problems

Discussion in 'Drivetrain' started by marklar88, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. marklar88

    marklar88 Guest

    I was driving home last night and the car started to do some funky things. I have already read Stig's post re: gearbox diagnosis which I found to be quite helpful. However, seeing as I now have multiple symptoms and know very little about how transmissions their related parts function some insight would be greatly appreciated.
    The engine is completely rebuilt, brand new clutch and pressure plate. The engine has about 250kms on it. Tranny (I know, I should have done it while it was out...) and everything else have 169xxx kms on them.
    Symptoms: In 2nd there is a bit of what can only be described as a whine, I seem to remember that it has been this way for a while. In 3rd it has a very distinct sound that I can only describe as like a whine/scraping noise, this is a new post rebuild symptom. Also, since the rebuild it has been somewhat harder to shift into 3rd from 2nd. And hard to downshift from 5th to 4th. And from 4th to 3rd. Also, when shifting into 3rd it is not smooth, the gearshift has a rough feeling to it and same with 4th. When the car idles, especially when cold, there is a scraping noise that comes from near or inside the front left wheel well area, I am guessin the tranny. When I was coming home last night I was drivin up a hill and the gear box kicked out of 3rd gear, this has never happened before. So, I put it back into 3rd and 25seconds later, it kicked out again. This happened a third time, so I limped home in 4th... When I got home, I parked and while idling, I tried shifting through the gears. When I tried going directly into 3rd, it would not engage the gear. The same thing happened with 4th. However, if I started in 1st, and went to 2nd, then it would go to 3rd, then 4th. Also, it grinds sometimes shifting into R. And: the tranny may be leaking!!

    I know that this is a lengthy post, but I want to have all the info out there in case this is something that I can do myslelf... Otherwise I think Im S.O.L. I am guessing that the car should not be driven so I am taking the LoserCruiser (train) to work.
  2. Charger

    Charger Well-Known Member

    Grinding going into reverse is normal, as the reverse gears are straight cut and are meshed together when you put it in gear. You can avoid this by shifting into a forward gear before shifting into reverse, or disengage the clutch and waiting a couple seconds for the shafts inside the transmission to stop spinning, and then put it in reverse. Did you put new oil in the transmission? These cars need a specific kind of gear lube/oil (forgot the weight), don't use ATF! I don't really know much more than that, good luck!
  3. marklar88

    marklar88 Guest

    I am not exactly sure what type of fluid was used.. Probably not the correct fluid as the dinks that I took the car to first were... well dinks, and they could manage their way out of a paper bag.
  4. Stig

    Stig ST162 Guru Donated!

    Sounds like they filled your box with Canola oil
  5. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    i think popping out of gear can be a selector issue... im not quite sure! but ive been to were you are.... thicker the oil the better for a manual gearbox....
  6. bluestreak

    bluestreak Guest

    Sounds strange man. Trouble getting into just one gear can mean a blown synchromesh. But all gears is usually a clutch problem but yours is new. may be worth checking the oil in there and seing what its like. Is it thick or thin. if its new see if there's a gritty feel to it could show a broke part in there!!
    Good luck mate. You could also check the clutch has been installed properly!!
  7. marklar88

    marklar88 Guest

    Wasn't any oil in there... Fukn shady mechanics can burn in hell!!
  8. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    do all jobs yourself... that way its your own faut! and you know its up to your standards! coolgleamA

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