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Old 10th September 2006, 23:03   #1
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Guys, the 1st and 2nd gears of the car feel really tight. Its a bit too hard to slot the gear liver at times. The car had its service done about a month ago, and the gear oil was changed as well. The other gears are smooth, its just with these two. What could it be???
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Old 10th September 2006, 23:36   #2
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Which car do you have????
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Old 10th September 2006, 23:37   #3
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Mitsubishi Lancer.....
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is the clutch adjustment ok?
Would be good just to check the gear oil level again, apart from that see if the cable system is properly lubricated and stuff
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how much has the car done ? has the clutch been serviced ? is the clutch hard ?
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Clutch is fine...not hard at all. The car has just completed its 3rd service at 20k kms. I almost changed all the oils just for the sake of it. I guess i'll get the clutch checked.
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Umm..guys, some help here.
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Dude Get the Gearbox forks checked.The forks sometimes hit the ground at speedbreaks or get hit by a stone which causes them to bend a little which leads to hard shifting as the angle changes.
Also check the gearbox+engine mountings and if they are worn out replace.Chances of one of them gettin worn first than the other is possible as gearbox and engine mountings are under different loads.Their wear leads to the engine or the gearbox tilting sligtly towards one side which in turn causes the forks connecting the gearlever to the gearbox to have a change in angle=hard shifting.
I hope this helps..
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Run these off as a checklist:

1. Check the gearbox cables; they might be catching on something.
2. Try bleeding slightly at the clutch slave cylinder
3. Lubrication: Try changing the Manual Transmission Lubricant to a better brand; preferably synthetic
4. Shot clutch
5. Stiff/seized linkages
6. Problematic gearbox bearing (Spiggot bearing)


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I had problem slotting the stick to second gear on my Vtec. And sometimes the gear would jump out to neutral. Turned out to we worn shifter linkage.
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Check if the oil poured into the gearbox was the right grade. For eg. the gearbox on the contess uses 20w50 oil and most regular gearboxes use 90 oil. My workshop inadvertently poured 90 oil for a gear oil change and the gearbox tightened up. A change to the recommended oil, set things right.
You could also try Castrol TQ oil. It really frees up your gearbox and it is approved too.
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