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Unread 01-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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trans keeps popping out of first!

so about the last week now when i take off from a stop my trans usually pops out of first gear. it doesn't happen every time but its becoming more frequent now. what could it be? am i doing something wrong? could it be because of the cold? i'm from Chicago, so it pretty cold this time of year, am i low on trans fluid?

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Unread 01-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Check the fluid level but something is vibrating the stick enough to knock it out of gear. So I would believe if it is not cold related or fluid maybe first gear is coming appart or starting to vibrate. Best I got.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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how do i check the trans fluid?
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Syncro's can cause it to pop out of gear? I thought they were only involved during the engaugment of the gear and were out of the pic once fully into gear?
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Could also just be as simple as the boot getting extremely cold. Mine has popped out of first just from the rubber being too stiff from the cold.
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Syncro's can cause it to pop out of gear? I thought they were only involved during the engaugment of the gear and were out of the pic once fully into gear?
Yes. If the syncro is worn away at the 3 recesses where the syncro hub keys engage the syncro, the syncro can rotate out of position & prevent complete gear engagement. When a load is applied under these conditions, the hub sleeve will typically pop back away from the selected gear.

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Yes. If the syncro is worn away at the 3 recesses where the syncro hub keys engage the syncro, the syncro can rotate out of position & prevent complete gear engagement. When a load is applied under these conditions, the hub sleeve will typically pop back away from the selected gear.

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How much $$$ are we talking to get it fixed?
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Could also just be as simple as the boot getting extremely cold. Mine has popped out of first just from the rubber being too stiff from the cold.
how did you figure this out?
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Could also just be as simple as the boot getting extremely cold. Mine has popped out of first just from the rubber being too stiff from the cold.
This is what it was with mine,i had problem with it popping out of reverse and 2nd,would get a little better once everything got good and warm, so i just took mine loose from the floor and drove it and no more problem.i ended up getting an old used one to replace the new stiff one that PO had installed,this problem didnt show up till it got down around freezing
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Another vote for the shift boot. At least it would be a cheap fix if it's your problem. When cold my shift boot makes it more difficult to get into 2nd gear. (do you have a body lift)?
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Unread 02-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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I'll try removing the boot. Hopefully that's the problem. I'll let you guys know if it works
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I'll try removing the boot. Hopefully that's the problem. I'll let you guys know if it works
Definitely try the boot first!

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