Grinding When Shifting Into 2nd Gear

The condition only. Second gives you more power when climbing, and increased engine braking when going down steep hills. In this case the gear speeds are mismatched by definition and the synchros can get a good grip on the slider and there is no crunch. It will also be considerably harder to pull the. I know I have made the shift good but still hear it. Automatic transmission rough shifting into 2nd gear. I am leaning twords the synchro being worn but the gear only grinds when shifting up not downshifting and also when I shift slow it will not grind. if money was no object id get a used tranny, new clutch, and a short throw. Any help would be great. I would start off by checking your fuses. Drove to dealer; dealer inspected, test drove with diagnostic tool. my car has been having issues with only 2nd gear after installing the SSP. Try a "double clutch": Shift from 1st to neutral, let up the clutch pedal, then depress the clutch pedal and shift into second. thanks for the post and the link on his website to fine tune the shifter. If I skip 2nd gear to go to 3rd, it will grind into 3rd the way it does to 2nd (sometimes). 2nd Gear down shift grind. it grinds whenever i shift into 2nd gear all the time. God knows what did I do wrong on earth, but a few days ago my 2007 S40 (2. No grinding just sluggish to make the shift. In the meantime i feel like my car is broken and no solution in sight. I should kick myself in the ass for not getting to this sooner but it looks like I fixed my 1st to 2nd gear grind that alot of us have. Why my car is grinding gear when I shift from 1st to 2nd, & yes the clutch is fully depleted and still grinds when I shift. Any ideas?. It would happen at most 2 times. I was powershifting from 1st to 2nd gear in my 2002 mustang gt, when it made a horrendous grinding noise? Now it makes that noise every time I try to put it in second gear, like gears grinding. The gear oil was changed at 55k miles and now has 84k miles on it. I have problems like that in 2nd ill shift from 1st to 2nd at 5000 rpm and i get this horrible grinding sound like a blender full of rocks. Slowly shift into 2nd sometimes it's a clean shift (rather notchy, however), and sometimes a grind. From 1st and 2nd has no grinding, only hard to engage and not sure if I am actually in the gear fully. It seems strange for the shifts to be smoother with a deliberate mismatch, but that is what happens in the T-10, when you delay the shift into 2nd, they always shift smoother. I have close to 8K on my car and once warmed up. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result. I had a civic si years ago that would grind second each and every time at high rpm, the dealer had it for 30 days off and on replacing second twice, then they messed up third, and finally put in a new transmission. It's smooth after 10 minutes of driving (or whenever the truck warms up). With engine idling, car stopped, push clutch to floor and wait a few sec. Roughly 1 year ago I noticed a 2nd gear grind when shifting quickly 1-2 at redline (roughly 105k). In some trannies this aligns the reverse gear and stops it from spinning at idle. when she shifted into second gear we heard grinding. Grinding when you shift into second? or driving in second?If it is grinding when you are shifting,possible 1st/2nd sncronizer rings worn. The transmission should engage easily, and you should be able to drive without any effort. As the topic states, for the last couple hundred miles or so, it seems that if I rev past 2000 rpm's in 2nd gear and shift into 3rd with the clutch fully depressed, I can feel a slight grinding through the stick, although I can not actually hear the grinding noise. The grinding sound you hear is that collar colliding with the end of the gear if it is spinning at a faster or slower speed than the shaft in your transmission. Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff: grinding when first gear engaged This is a discussion on grinding when first gear engaged within Technical Stuff, part of the Under the Hood category; guyz ihave this query whenever i downshift from may be 2nd to 1st in my accent i experience grinding. I rarely get any shifting issues, especially in second and third gear. RE: Transmission problems IP: Logged Message: My 1998 Tanny 65,000(rebuild) 155,000 OM on truck. Don't have to be flooring it, happens even with moderate acceleration. It will help reduce. I notice sometimes when I shift from any gear (neutral or 2nd gear) to first gear. If you hear a grinding noise after engaging the clutch and shifting into gear, this is a likely indication that the clutch needs to be replaced or adjusted. Lately I've been noticing that when i try to downshift from 3rd to 2nd, anything above 20 MPH results in a whirring/grinding sound from the shifter box. When the car is cold and has not been driven for some time, it grinds when shifted into 2nd and sometimes into 1st when downshifting. Sudden grinding noise with no prior warning primarily in 2nd gear, behavior in reverse may be abnormal; sunshell is fractured. It may sound crazy but I have mastered this quirky transmission. Re: 2010 Mazda 3 i Intermittent 2nd Gear Grind Sign In If you can shift it into every gear, let the clutch out and it doesn't move or stall the engine, you have a wiped out clutch. Each gear has 2 teeth that are small and big. To stop a standard transmission from grinding into third gear, check the level of the transmission fluid. My 59 has a three speed overdrive and shifting is becoming an issue. I know when cold your shifts won't be smooth, but it legit feels like metal grinding only in that gear. With a manual transmission, the most common red flag is grinding when you shift. When I shift into second I get a grinding noise and it wont lock in. it gos in all the gears when n drive it get to 25 it won't go any faster. No gear grinding,, just feels like the shifter gets stuck. If you are having difficulty up shifting or down shifting into 2nd gear it would appear that you have broken a syncro ring. Second gear grind GONE. Shifting quickly around 5K RPM will deny 2nd gear in my car and the gate bounces me off. Dealer notified twice but said they could not duplicate the problem. At 18,000 miles, if money’s not super-tight, you may as well replace the steels too. When the car is cold and was just started, I can let the engine go to an idle and shift without a grind, and the other gears have no issues at any time. I too suffered from not being able to shift into 3rd gear when the trans was cold. I was told it didn't have a synchro for 1st. And the trans could not be shifted into second gear until everything became fully warmed up (actually hot). Haven't had a problem with my first gear yet or the second gear grind but it still feels like the problem is there; when I try to shift up to second gear, the stick sometimes gets stuck before it goes in (as it did before). Second, if you have read How Horsepower Works, then you know that engines have narrow rpm ranges where horsepower and torque are at their maximum. Plus it is faster. 8i sri (manual). 80 mph in third gear and 1. In case of a bad transmission valve body, you may experience delayed shifting into reverse or simply nothing happening after shifting in reverse and stepping on the gas. Technician B says that there could be worn countershaft bearings. I will ask them to check for my first service but I already know what they are going to say". so out of nowhere today my second gear starts acting up. Im hoping that only two grinds (and one either second gear lockout, or 2-4 gate hang up) hasn't done too much irreversible damage. I know I have made the shift good but still hear it. On the AODE, and 4R70W a harsh shift into second gear is usually caused by a broken lower 1-2 accumulator spring. How to Find out if a Transmission Has Gone out. Second gives you more power when climbing, and increased engine braking when going down steep hills. I have a 1998 Pontiac Firebird 3. When the car is cold on a 25 degree morning, I have to double-clutch to get into 2nd gear. History: she would occasionally grind shifting into 3rd on the first shift of the day when the weather was cold. My 93 Nissan Hardbody 4 cyl 2wd started this about 3 weeks ago. Not all the time I'd say about 80% of shifts. When I am driving in town and going slow and I let off the accelerator and let the RPM's drop a bit the grind is quite a bit better. This is the easiest way to speed match the engine to the gears. Is this to be expected?. It's especially the case when the rev is high during gear changes. he said that jeep is aware of this common issue in the 2000 jeep wrangler and that it would be extremely expensive to fix the tranny. What gives? After it grinds, I'll try methodically and slowly, step through the shifting process from 1st to 2nd. Any recommendations on what sort of transmission fluid (or blend) would work best to help out the synchros? From what. you have to put a little extra pressure on the shifter keeping it to the left as you catch 2nd gear. I have tried to double clutch and even try to force it into 2nd gear. Gear shifts feel the same for a stock hand shift or foot shift - my FLH has had both through the years. my jeep has been grinding when shifting into second gear, and hard to shift into fourth sometimes. Car was operating to spec, could not replicate. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result. The slider is moved toward second gear, engaging it and locking it to the output shaft via the 1-2 synchronizer assembly. It happens both when cold, or warmed up. When this happens, it's as if something is blocking me from shifting into 2nd and it has to "clear" before i can shift(if i dont, then it grinds). When the car is cold and has not been driven for some time, it grinds when shifted into 2nd and sometimes into 1st when downshifting. It's the synchromesh task to bring the gears of. With an automatic transmission, you're more likely to find it's hard to get into gear when you first take off. I found the by not being in a sports car, remembering the solid H pattern, double clutching and shifting into 2nd at about 8/9 miles per hour it worked pretty good, no grind. When you shift slowly it allows the gear to slow with time. It is also a bit harder to change into 2nd from the 1st compared to other gear changes. Especially when just starting to shift into 1st or 2nd when still moving at a pretty decent clip. Grinding noise while shifting Inspection Service The choice between a manual and automatic transmission by a car owner comes down to issues of convenience, fuel economy, and cost. Grinding is bad, and is wearing the actual gear, which would be more expensive to replace than just a worn 2nd gear sync ring, so if 2nd grinds too often, there will be damage to the actual gear, which is something to keep in mind. I have recently noticed a very slight crunch whilst shifting up into second gear. It is quite possible a synchromesh is starting to fail. I really just hate the idea of taking it into the dealership - chances are they won't. It is easy to do and you can shift pretty fast once you get use to it. Second gives you more power when climbing, and increased engine braking when going down steep hills. In this case the gear speeds are mismatched by definition and the synchros can get a good grip on the slider and there is no crunch. If there is no grinding when shifting properly, then the rare pop-out or half-engaging is due to this presumed design flaw. And if it does eventually go into gear I have already pretty much come to a stop. For example, an engine might produce its maximum horsepower at 5,500 rpm. Except that 85% of the time when the sport mode is on the gear box grinds when changing into 2nd. I dont HEAR metal grinding like how you shift into a gear without holding the clutch pedal all the way in but it just feels rough. If and when it actually gets fixed I will see if it still does it, and post up. I've been told that the 1 - 2 gear problem is just sort of a "thing" with the Vol. dodge dart shift cable misses second gear, dodge r 45 will not shift into 1st gear, dr650se hard to get into 2nd, gear harder to shift into second gear, hard to shift into 2nd, how fast can a challenger rt go in each gear, how fast should you go in 1st gear in 2008 dodge challanger, manual transmission problem shifting from 1st to 2nd 2010. Experiencing rough shifting in 1st gear and hard shifting in 2nd gear with grind sometimes. Since new, the manual transmission grinds when shifting to second gear. Can happen while cold or after trans is warmed up. when you do this, you can FEEL the shifter pushing against something (i think it's the rubber fastenings (whatever they are called)this is also what causes the grinding since they prevent you from completely shifting into second gear causing the grind when you release the clutch). Well, I got on it a couple of times but that shouldn't have done it. FWIW i've got amsoil synthetic fluid in my tranny as of right now. home like tht and when I was driving home all of a sudden it released it any help plz. I find a fast pull into 2nd stops all grinding noise when cold. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I'm going to take a look tonight after work. There are other possibilities, but the broken lower accumulator spring is the most likely one. Trans shifts into gear harshly, 3rd gear starts, manual 2nd available but no 1st, no 4th, and no TCC lockup: No power to transmission, or trans is in limp-home mode. David Brown 995 won't shift into 2nd gear unless I pull back just slightly on the shift lever. Most of the time it's a mild grinding, and does not prevent the shift. I saw another thread about this but shifting in to second isn't always as smooth as the other gears. Happens most often when cold, but can last for entire trip. One way to test if this is the case is to try "double-declutching". It will go into second but i feel a light grind a lot. I have a 5 speed 99 Jeep Wrangler and when the car is running, it's extremely hard to put the car into first gear from a standstill. Do I need to change my tranny fluid?. I’ve been have problems shifting into 2nd gear from 1st where occasional grind occurs. There are two plugs in the side of the case. You may want to look into adjusting the shift lever position. It grinds normally going into 2nd gear and into 3rd if its really worn. The Grinding noise happens while I'm throwing the stick into 3rd gear. This happens every morning when it is cold out and only with 2nd gear. I was driving to get my tires balanced and when I was shifting from first gear to second the gear was grinding. Each dog has teeth that fit into its gear. I have a 2011 6 speed 392. I have tried to double clutch and even try to force it into 2nd gear. The crunch is barely audible but I can feel it through the gear stick Should I be concerned and could this be a sign of an impending failure? Thanks. I feel like I have to wiggle it into gear. Experiencing rough shifting in 1st gear and hard shifting in 2nd gear with grind sometimes. Also if it has a hydraulic clutch the fluid may be low or have air in the system. Thanks Mike. I dont HEAR metal grinding like how you shift into a gear without holding the clutch pedal all the way in but it just feels rough. I currently have the bike split and see nothing wrong with the gears, shift forks or shift cam. So I built up the end of the shifter by welding and grinding to get it to fit. it seems like i gotta be going slower than normal to down-shift into gear too. Trust me, I know how to drive, but I can always feel the car shifting into a different gear if you know what I'm saying. Technician A says that this problem could be caused by a worn shift fork. That's great, until you come to a stop and attempt to get going again in that same gear. To stop a standard transmission from grinding into third gear, check the level of the transmission fluid. My girlfriends 93 Jeep Wrangler 6 cylinder 5 speed manual transmission is grinding gears when up/down shifting. It seems strange for the shifts to be smoother with a deliberate mismatch, but that is what happens in the T-10, when you delay the shift into 2nd, they always shift smoother. If you're shifting above 19 mph, skip shift is not and issue. The gear oil was changed at 55k miles and now has 84k miles on it. There is no grinding noise what so ever. First, and most notably, when I go to shift into 4th gear, there is a slight grinding noise and its a little tough to shift into 4th. It usually happens when shifting fast and driving sporty. Thanks Mike. No metal or trash was found in the pan. The easiest way to spot stiff/damaged links is to shift the bike into the small/small gear (the gear you should never actually ride in. Symptoms: Grinding buzzing from first to second and second to third shift. The shift pattern is and 'H' with reverse upper left, 1st lower left, 2nd upper right and 3rd lower right. Transmission clutch discs or bands are worn out or burned. Whether your vehicle is struggling to find the right gear, is stuck in gear, or you hear grinding or other noises when shifting, it may be a sign the clutch is not working properly. If this is the case, the trouble may be in your synchronizers. dissipate rotational energy into friction / heat energy), and then maybe the synchro will have a better chance of overcoming the unloaded rotation of. When the truck is cold going from 2nd-3rd gear it grinds. When you are changing from first to second, press the clutch and move the gearstick to neutral. However, once it's in gear, shifting is fairly normal but still offers a little resistance. I can slam it into to gear and it barely grinds but goes in, but I feel that is probably bad to be doing so I don't try to do that much. Ill let you know if I figure it out. I have a 1992 Jeep Wrangler and when I shift into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears there is a loud grind unless i shift around 1800rpm but my engine is to weak to shift that early. Even if the noise is heard the transmission shifts into the next gear without a problem, there is just a noise that comes with it. Almost got rear ended recently since I couldn't shift into 2nd gear in three attempts at a traffic signal. It's a safety lockout feature and I'm glad it's in GT. it gos in all the gears when n drive it get to 25 it won't go any faster. I replaced the MTF recently in hopes of it going away, but to no avail. I had the clutch pedal fully engaged. That's great, until you come to a stop and attempt to get going again in that same gear. Thanks Mike. In a car that age, if your attached to it, consider the used gear box. There is no problem shifting from a COMPLETE stop. If while driving in second possible 2nd gear,but the noise should not go away. The dealership has had my car for over a month. I know it's not good for manual but I tried to avoid it at all. I was out for an hour teaching myself to drive/shift all over again. Automatic Transmission Second (2) — This position locks the transmission in second gear. I know when cold your shifts won't be smooth, but it legit feels like metal grinding only in that gear. I already had shifter bushings installed long long long ago and decided to install his SSP. When putting the car in reverse from a standstill, the gears grind terribly. The notorious K Series Transmission 2nd gear grind, we all hate it, but what actually happens to your gear set when you grind it? Money Shift - Shifting BACK into 1st Gear!! - Duration: 10:03. I just bought my miata and let a friend drive it. Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff: grinding when first gear engaged This is a discussion on grinding when first gear engaged within Technical Stuff, part of the Under the Hood category; guyz ihave this query whenever i downshift from may be 2nd to 1st in my accent i experience grinding. I decided to replace the clutch hydraulics (master because it was leaking and slave. I can slam it into to gear and it barely grinds but goes in, but I feel that is probably bad to be doing so I don't try to do that much. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 19 of 19 Posts. SO - to avoid grinding, try shifting into first gear momentarily - THEN into reverse. VW got its first gear synchronized in 1961, and most other Europeans did too by around this time. First, and most notably, when I go to shift into 4th gear, there is a slight grinding noise and its a little tough to shift into 4th. I drove it 1000km to bring it home. Taking it to the dealer resulted in a "they all do that" diagnosis. One way to test if this is the case is to try "double-declutching". After the car is warm or if I shift it through the gears before moving it, there is no grinding. When shifting into 5th gear, it doesn't go into gear unless I shake it in and out. This a great site. I was told it didn't have a synchro for 1st. Recent recall was done on transmission also. tranny ), it Only happens when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear at HIGH RPM. If I shifted quick enough when cold, it would crunch or grind, if I tried to shift slow, it would. hi everyone. With the OEM fluid, sometimes it would feel like 2nd gear is blocked when shifting at redline. If you want a stronger transmission buy the 93 and up 3rd gen tranny. Hey guys so I'm having some trouble getting into second gear when at high rpm's. I'm now going into another winter, the weather is getting cold and it's doing it again. it only happened once and I haven't heard it since. No problems shifting into reverse, so I'm guessing the synchro is wearing out. Because that is my biggest concern sometimes when making a slow shift from 1st to 2nd it seems like it wants to lock up and not go into gear and I have to go straight to 3rd. I’ve been have problems shifting into 2nd gear from 1st where occasional grind occurs. I searched the 2nd Gen forums and seems like there's a lot of that going around. Wiki User April 29, 2008 10:39PM it's going to be a grinding shift. Assuming that it is your 2nd gear synchronizer, you could avoid the grinding by double clutching to avoid damaging the gear as a temporary measure until you have the repair made. because I might as well…)but the problem persists. 63 mph in second gear, 5. It won't work if you are trying to race someone though. If you hear a grinding noise after engaging the clutch and shifting into gear, this is a likely indication that the clutch needs to be replaced or adjusted. When im not driving and jus put the clutch in to move gears around. Acura MDX owners have reported 12 problems related to noises during shifting (under the power train category). S 90 grinding into 2nd gear. the trans would grind going into 2nd and 3rd when it was cold out cause the fluid was too thick. I just bought a 1999 F 150 - manual 5 speed transmission. I got my Z4 M last week and i have heard when shifting into second gear a grind and the dealer cannot duplicate the sound. If you're shifting above 19 mph, skip shift is not and issue. When cold,you have to make sure you are precise with your shifts especially 2nd gear. There is a hesitation when shifting into third gear, and when it goes into gear, there is a grinding noise. History: she would occasionally grind shifting into 3rd on the first shift of the day when the weather was cold. They said the car wasn't shifting from 2nd gear to 3rd gear and that the wheel bearing on the driver side is also bad. Cheers guys for the advice, if i stop driving like a women lol, that is not shift to 1st while stopping then the only issues (a very slight one) is changing gear from 1st to 2nd. Do you mean that the shifter shaft and handle buck forwards and backwards when you shift into 2nd gear? Please explain the jolting. It shifts fine through all of the gears and will up shift and down shift until you exceed 45 mph. On random occasions, while shifting from 1st to 2nd, clutch pedal fully depressed to the floor, I'll get a grind. Do I need to change my tranny fluid?. T90 Transmission Tech Tips Damage to Look For. Depress the clutch for a shift, move shifter into neutral, let out the clutch and blip the throttle, depress clutch, and go for the up or down shift. The car that I. The transmission should engage easily, and you should be able to drive without any effort. Put the front end against a wall, get to 3k rpm and slowly let the clutch out untill it stalls. instead of shifting into neutral, I would shift into 2nd gear (without releasing clutch). Does anyone know about a problem going from 1st to 2nd with the 5 spd. This is because 4th gear has a ratio that is lower than 1 and for this reason the 4th gear in all VW transmissions is called an overdrive gear. Hoping someone can help me to diagnose the condition that has crept up on my 84 4sp MY8. I had to pick a huge ferry commuter parking lot so I could stop and start from first gear. It sounds more like a shift or linkage problem when it only makes noise up shifting to third but not down shifting into third gear. OK, here ya go, you are slowing down in second gear and when you feel the need to be in first gear you push in the clutch, shift into neutral (now the dance begins) as you get into neutral rev the engine a bit, let clutch up then quickly depress it a second time and slip it into first gear, release the clutch pedal. When the car is cold and has not been driven for some time, it grinds when shifted into 2nd and sometimes into 1st when downshifting. I live in Quebec so now it is starting to get colder and the 1st to 2nd gear shifting start to get more and more annoying specially the first 5 minutes of driving. It happens the odd time at lower rpms once in a while. This way its even hard for me to not push the pedal enough down. History: she would occasionally grind shifting into 3rd on the first shift of the day when the weather was cold. It does not downshift to first gear when you come to a stop. Also if I get on it from a dead stop I cannot get it into 2nd gear cause it grinds really bad. All other gears go in like butter, and first will go in fine if I put it in another gear first. I have a 1992 Jeep Wrangler and when I shift into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears there is a loud grind unless i shift around 1800rpm but my engine is to weak to shift that early. If while driving in second possible 2nd gear,but the noise should not go away. The main parts of a car transmission are (starting from the engine) the clutch, gearbox, dispatch box (for 4x4 vehicles), the drive-shaft, the differential and the tires. A worn reverse gear can also occur when a transmission is mishandled. It seems to go into gear until you let the clutch out then it slips and grinds. So going into 2nd gear, there is like 2 stages to get all the way into gear. Listen for gear clashing and grinding. It is probably time to go into the transmission. If it still grinds (regardless if it is an up or down shift), it's the syncros. This is the easiest way to speed match the engine to the gears. When shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, If the RPMs aren't above 3000 it will sometimes grind and not let me go into 2nd on the first try. Trans shifts into gear harshly, 3rd gear starts, manual 2nd available but no 1st, no 4th, and no TCC lockup: No power to transmission, or trans is in limp-home mode. It didn't go in so I put it back to neutral and then shifted into second and it went it. The 3-speed transmission with high-low gearbox gave speeds of 2. When its cold 2nd gear is worst, then when its warmed up 2nd rear works and 3rd gear seems to grind, unless I shift slowly. I noticed that my first and second gears tend to grind a bit. History: she would occasionally grind shifting into 3rd on the first shift of the day when the weather was cold. Both transmission choices come with their own set of advantages, disadvantages, and potential issues. well worn s10 anybody figure this out? i just started grinding into 3rdand its kinda sticky going into 2nd. In this case the gear speeds are mismatched by definition and the synchros can get a good grip on the slider and there is no crunch. This is why I am thinking using ATF in the winter, and MTL 85 in the spring again. I am just baffled as to how I can go into any other gear at a dead stop without grinding while only 1st and 2nd grind. Call us at Allied Transmission in Santa Clara, CA to schedule an appointment (408) 492-8980. I have a 2011 6 speed 392. I'm at roughly 2,200 miles on my RL, and ever since i bought it, sometimes when i shift into 2nd gear it makes a grinding noise. I know when cold your shifts won't be smooth, but it legit feels like metal grinding only in that gear. Going from 1st to 2nd when its cold is no prob. But my 1st to 2nd shift is still a little shakey. By the time we shift into 4th gear, the engine is rotating slower than the wheels. when you do this, you can FEEL the shifter pushing against something (i think it's the rubber fastenings (whatever they are called)this is also what causes the grinding since they prevent you from completely shifting into second gear causing the grind when you release the clutch). Recently I've been having issues getting into 2nd gear both on the upshift and downshift. It got to when the tractor was in 1st, 3rd, or 5th gear it would grind like it was trying to go into another gear while moving. There is no grinding or trashing of gears as far as I can hear. 540i Second gear shifting improved I have the same problem with my 2001 540i 6sp going into 2nd gear when cold. I am considering buying a 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Diesel imported from Poland with 223,000 kilometres on it. I found this to work very well on my 240D. Technician A says that this problem could be caused by a worn shift fork. History: she would occasionally grind shifting into 3rd on the first shift of the day when the weather was cold. It was also notchy going into 4th all the time. Gear grinding when shifting into second. When the M3 and M4 don't, and it's supposed to be the same manual trans in these Cars and actually it's said to be improved with some carbon coating. Gears make grinding sound on quick shifts. I have a 1988 foxbody mustang 5 speed. First, and most notably, when I go to shift into 4th gear, there is a slight grinding noise and its a little tough to shift into 4th. See the Gear Ratios section below for more info. Shifting into “Drive” or “Reverse” can cause a sudden, jarring movement on the transmission which increases the stress on the transmission bands and clutch plates. My yj 5 speed manual transmission is a little Hard too shift into 2nd gear. Recently I've been having issues getting into 2nd gear both on the upshift and downshift. So I built up the end of the shifter by welding and grinding to get it to fit. It's a much smoother shifting pattern to shift quickly and stay pinned in the seat. Goes into gear but does not shift out of first gear: Blown fuse to the PCM controller; Faulty vehicle speed sensor (VSS) Shorted second gear control solenoid. I can slam it into to gear and it barely grinds but goes in, but I feel that is probably bad to be doing so I don't try to do that much. The issue isn't that it makes a grinding sound when I try to shift into 2nd but rather that the gear shift simply won't go into 2nd. In some trannies this aligns the reverse gear and stops it from spinning at idle. Second-gear power comes in from the input shaft, travels down into the countergear, and up through second gear. 2nd problem - This one has gotten worse over 2 weeks or so. Sometimes, you may also need to change the gear cable (in a cable shift mechanism) if the cable has become hard with age. This is what allows a car to smoothly shift gears whenever the situation calls for it. I know when cold your shifts won't be smooth, but it legit feels like metal grinding only in that gear. If the answer is "no. Rather, when the car is moving (and only when the car is moving), I press the clutch down, move the shifter from 1st to 2nd, but it stops in neutral and won't go into 2nd gear. From 1st and 2nd has no grinding, only hard to engage and not sure if I am actually in the gear fully. There are times where I have the clutch pushed in and I will hear a quick grind when shifting from 1st to 2nd. Grinding when shifting into 2nd, 3rd (2000 Audi TT Quattro) When I run the car cold (as it needs to be), and I shift into 2nd, it get an audible grind (but the gear catches fine). Hey any help would be great. It happens more when upshifting to 2nd, from first, rather than downshifting. After the install, I cannot get it to go into either 1st or 2nd without grinding until the clutch is depressed for a few seconds and then I cannot shift into second without grinding when I could before the installation. It sounds like it scraping in the shifter not the tranny. It's only when I shift fast though. I am having problem with the 3rd gear grinding when shifting from 2nd to 3rdNow if i shifted slowly into 3rd than it work grind?For instance if i was going from 2nd and if i shifted slowly into neutral than slowly into 3rd it doesn't grind?But just going from 2nd straight up to 3rd like you should than it grinds. Not really a long dramatic grind but a quick grunt or maybe I'm just feeling it. Even if the noise is heard the transmission shifts into the next gear without a problem, there is just a noise that comes with it. I think that should solve the issue. And its badlike not using the clutch bad. Definitely not every time. The synchros for first and second gear may just be a bit stronger because they typically have to. It seems to go into gear until you let the clutch out then it slips and grinds. Never place the car in gear with a fast idle. There are times where I have the clutch pushed in and I will hear a quick grind when shifting from 1st to 2nd. When you are parked the gears are not moving fast enough to cause the problem. The condition only. On a cold morning I notice that I'm having a hard shifting into 2nd gear. When you take 1st gear up into the higher rpms and then it takes a minute to shift into 2nd, everything in the car goes from jerking back to jolting forward when you push in the clutch and wait for your synchros to go into the gear.