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Old 18-May-2005, 03:17 PM
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It's true, i've done my fair share of gear grinding. My civic is my first manuel, i learned from scratch on it. At first when i started, from time to time, i would grind. Whether it be from letting off the clutch a lil early and trying to switch gears, or just simply not paying enough attention as a beginner. Regardless of all that, my ride is now starting to make some noises. The sound is only noticable from 1-2, and sometimes a tiny bit from 2-3. Kind of a clanking sound... hard to describe. Sounds almost like the heat shield when it's loose... kind of. What should i be prepared to replace? Thanks in advance guys/girls, i wanna be running smoothly and this is the time, considering i no longer grind/stall.

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Old 18-May-2005, 03:38 PM
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Sounds like you've ground the synchros in your transmission to a pulp with all of the gear grinding in the past.

Your basically looking at rebuilding or replacing your transmission. In the meantime a temporary(and I stress the word temporary) fix is to change out the fluid with GM Synchromesh MTF. It's been known to get those last few miles out of the transmission.
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Old 18-May-2005, 03:59 PM
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might as well replace it
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Originally posted by trackhack
Sounds like you've ground the synchros in your transmission to a pulp with all of the gear grinding in the past.

Your basically looking at rebuilding or replacing your transmission. In the meantime a temporary(and I stress the word temporary) fix is to change out the fluid with GM Synchromesh MTF. It's been known to get those last few miles out of the transmission.
i changed my tranny fluid with the gm fluid last year....tranny has 260xxx and still going strong.
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trannies for your car arent too muhc money at all, i paid 150 for mine and installed it myself, while your at it u mite wanna change your clutch too
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yea change the clutch if u dont there might be a slightly different angle on the new tranny from the old tranny and your clutch its wear down soooooooo fast and u have 2 get it all removed again and get a new clutch put in dont waste time and money i did that and im regretting it
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Ouch, this sucks. Thank you for you're time boys. Can someone direct me to a good place to have this taken care of? Thanks in advance, much appreciated
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How old is your civic? You might want to make sure that it actually isn't a loose heatshield before you go and get the new tranny. Also is it a consistent clanking, or just one quick kind of pinging sound?
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Originally posted by Moe_Mentum
How old is your civic? You might want to make sure that it actually isn't a loose heatshield before you go and get the new tranny. Also is it a consistent clanking, or just one quick kind of pinging sound?
It's the quick kind. It's been almost unheardable today. It's a 2000, baby'd since day one *just in case some of you are thinkin that i beat it up. I can only hear it from 1-3, only at low rpm's as well. Close to the shift point. I'll most def get my mechanic to take a peek at it before i do anything drastic like buyin another tranny. I just wanted some opinions, thanks guys
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I should have asked you this when I first posted, my mistake.

How many KM are on the car? Does the clutch slip at all, or is it physically more difficult to change gears due to a stiffer shifter?

If the clutch isn't slipping it is most likely the sychros in the transmission. If it were me I'd try the GM Synchomesh fluid as there is really not much to lose if you need to rebuild the transmission anyhow. Taking it to a mechanic to have a peek is a good idea. Best of luck.
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Originally posted by trackhack

How many KM are on the car? Does the clutch slip at all, or is it physically more difficult to change gears due to a stiffer shifter?

If the clutch isn't slipping it is most likely the sychros in the transmission. If it were me I'd try the GM Synchomesh fluid as there is really not much to lose if you need to rebuild the transmission anyhow. Taking it to a mechanic to have a peek is a good idea. Best of luck.
There are 110k on the car. The clutch doesn't slip, but at times it seems a little harder to get into first gear from neutral, not as smooth.. feels like some friction. I'll be taking it to my mechanic for an inspection on Tuesday. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated.
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