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Old 11-30-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Grinding When Shifting?

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So, sometimes when I stop and shift into first, the shift knob kind of kicks back in my hand, grinds, and refuses to go in. Usually, if I move it to neutral and then back it's just fine. Same thing happens going into second, third, and fifth occasionally.

The only thing I can think of is that my clutch (which is probably going to go out in 300-400 miles) isn't engaging all the way or something. I always push the clutch all the way in, though. Could a misalignment of the shift knob going into a gear cause this horrendous grinding noise?
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Could be an issue with the clutch, the cable might not be tight enough or the trans itself is shot. I would not keep on grinding away if the issue is not the trans itself tho or it quickly will become an issue.
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Could be an issue with the clutch, the cable might not be tight enough or the trans itself is shot. I would not keep on grinding away if the issue is not the trans itself tho or it quickly will become an issue.
I really hope it's the clutch. My mechanic said it did look pretty bad, but could last me until the end of the year, tops. Right now I only have to depress the clutch pedal maybe 3-5 inches to be able to shift, or probably about 1/5 of the clutch's arc.

I'll go to the mechanic tomorrow, since I noticed this a month or two ago but didn't think anything of it. Thanks for the info
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If you are grinding it every time you shift the clutch needs to get done asap and hope you didn't bork the synchros.
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If you are grinding it every time you shift the clutch needs to get done asap and hope you didn't bork the synchros.
It's not nearly every time I shift. Maybe one out of every 40 times going into 1st or 5th, about once a day or slightly less. The reason it grinds going into 2nd or 3rd is my own fault I realize. The only time I've heard those grind is when I missed a shift
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