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post #1 of 14 Old 05-10-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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2nd gear grinds

hey whenever I try to downshift to 2nd it grinds badly until I slow way down.
Is this a syncro issue? my clutch pedal bushing is worn. I didnt know if that would effect it or not. I assume there not adjustable.
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replace the bushing before it starts wearing the medal hard parts.

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Is the truck hard to start in the morning? Do you have to kick the pedal down really hard for it to crank? If yes then it's could be a clutch pedal bushing and you should replace the bushing for now and look into getting a heim joint installed for a permenant fix..

If that's not that then 2nd gear synchros are going bad and you should learn how to double clutch well or waste the money on a tranny rebuild. I barely even use 2nd downshifting anyways.

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everything seems normal in the morning, its just got some play in the pedal.
didnt know if it could be connected.
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Some pedal play could be connected and probably caused my the pushrod bushing.


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I tried double clutching, didnt help. I guess its a syncro issue that I will learn to deal with.
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You double clutched wrong then. If you do it right it will go into gear without grinding. Gotta rev pretty high to match the speed.


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Either that, or it's not the synchros. Any play in the pedal probably means it's not pushing the pushrod far enough, thus the fork isn't fully disengaging the clutch. Look at the hydraulics and pedal mechanicals first.
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But if you don't use the clutch you can still rpm match to the gears and not grind. Could be the clutch not disengaging fully but should still be able to not make it grind but definitely an issue to get resolved quickly.


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I also noticed yesterday that when you go to third if you let go of the shifter it will fall out of gear. but if you keep your hand on it it does fine, with no grinding.
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