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    Angry I hate having a bad 2nd gear sychro!!!

    I love my new 91 Stealth TT, but it has a bad second gear synchro and it makes me look like I can't drive a 5 speed very well because I have to pause for so long to shift!!! It sucks because I want to row the shifter and instead it's more like:

    WhaaaaaapWhoosh, let me do a fucking crossword puzzle while everyone thinks I can't find 2nd, Whaaaaapwhoosh,whaaaaaaaaaapwhoosh,Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaap.......

    Or worse, When my instinct takes over sometimes and I throw it down just to hear the cringe inducing sound of gears being tortured!

    I HATE IT!
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    I feel your pain, i drove around all last year with a bad 2nd gear, but i just slammed it in anyways

    There are usually good trannies for sale in the classifieds for a decent price. Or go with a rebuilt Kormex or 3sx unit.

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    What is the least expensive, buying a trans or repairing the synchro? Does it break down to having to rebuild the whole tranny to fix the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin@STM View Post
    I feel your pain, i drove around all last year with a bad 2nd gear, but i just slammed it in anyways

    There are usually good trannies for sale in the classifieds for a decent price. Or go with a rebuilt Kormex or 3sx unit.
    Can you just slam it hard enough that it doesn't grind? Will that kill the tranny by eating chunks off the gears?

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    Yeah shit SUCKS! Same thing happened to me.

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    Same here. I personally do Sudoku, but it's all preference.

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    I went through a new 2nd syncro in 6 months
    Building a House, Car Mods on hold!
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    It probably makes it interesting for the guy who is trying to race you when he thinks he's about to catch you.... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR2 View Post
    I went through a new 2nd syncro in 6 months
    That had to hurt your feelings! LOL So what do you do, replace trans or replace synchro?

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    well, I replaced the syncro at the same time as installing the billet end case + front LSD + Center LSD

    second did not feel any different nor have any trouble going into it even when they said it was completely worn...so maybe your engagement Hub is also damaged?

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