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.