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96 tranny syncros

06-09-2010, 12:31 AM
Anyone else have issues with syncros. I lost first's. Someone told me that the others will soon follow, but it has been OK for a little over 1.5 years now. It's more of a nuisance, but how hard is it to rebuild it?

06-09-2010, 06:23 AM
Very complex to rebuild, unless you've done manual transmissions before and have a bunch of specialized tools. http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=941461 Sometimes putting Pennsoil Synchromesh in there will help. Best thing to do is learn to double clutch and match gears properly before second gear goes too. There's no good reason to be downshifting into first, and no need to downshift into second very often. If you do really need to, don't just jam it in, match the gear speeds. Synchronizers didn't become standard equipment until the 60's, they're a luxury, not a necessity.

06-09-2010, 12:53 PM
I try to take it easy on her. The only time I try to shift into first is at a light and the traffic starts then stops or slows to a crawl, trying to get into first can be chore. Like you said, it takes some clutch work or come to a complete stop. I have lived with it for quite a while now and I shall continue. Thanks for the info.

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