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Old 06-06-2011, 08:48 PM
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notchy shifting

I have searched and searched to figure out this problem but i just can't find the solution. I have 99 sh and the shifting is really notchy especially from 1st to 2nd. 1st is really difficult to get into from a stop. I have just replaced my clutch and replaced my slave and master cylinder and my shift linkage looks ok. My gears don't grind it is just difficult to get into gear. Please help
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Re: notchy shifting

I've got the same issue, narrowed it down to the syncros. That's the only thing left that i've not replaced.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:55 PM
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Re: notchy shifting

crunchy crunchy.

Josh if you find a good trans shop, let me know. I do not want to take mine apart to replace the seals.
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crunchy crunchy.

Josh if you find a good trans shop, let me know. I do not want to take mine apart to replace the seals.


I can probably get you the name and number for a reputable shop or two tomorrow - i'll be at the bodyshop in elsmere all morning with the 'lude
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Re: notchy shifting

to the op, same problem i got.. recently it started happening.. and as long as i've had her i've nvr grinded her gears or stalled it or whatever.. so idk, what could it be? damn i love this bitch but she acting up recently..
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to the op, same problem i got.. recently it started happening.. and as long as i've had her i've nvr grinded her gears or stalled it or whatever.. so idk, what could it be? damn i love this bitch but she acting up recently..
Whens the last time you guys changed your trans fluid? I would definitely give it a shot for the hell of it. Make sure you use Honda MTF.
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Re: notchy shifting

x2 ^^ change transmission fluid with Honda MTF

also, a true short shifter & weighted knob (ie. Blox 490g) will do wonders.

if you're still unhappy after all that, i'd replace the linkage & possibly solid shifter bushings.

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Re: notchy shifting

i changed the transmission fluid when i replaced the clutch...i guess i will try true short shifter and weighted knob
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Re: notchy shifting

If you guys live in northern california I can help repair/inspect the trans. Most likly it will be the synchro that are shot. You can get a seal, bearing, and carbon synchro kit for cheap.

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Re: notchy shifting

Had the same prob in my 00 base model, I changed the clutch out and it is still difficult to get it in first! I've just been pumping the clutch once and then it goes right in the next time.
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Re: notchy shifting

I have the same issues as well. Got a Blox weighted shift knob (ARC replica) and it helps A LOT but still doesn't solve the problem.
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Re: notchy shifting

btw how does short shifter and weighted shift knob help the notchiness?
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btw how does short shifter and weighted shift knob help the notchiness?
Heavier knob is easier to throw into gear. Not sure about a short shifter though.
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Re: notchy shifting

Try the GM Synchromesh with friction Modified fluid, it will help but you should still get the trans serviced.
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Re: notchy shifting

and i have a weighted shift knob but yeah i've nvr changed fluid in tranny as long as i've owned it.. nvr changed clutch either.. it grabs perfectly fine and nvr slips. soo idk. if it was fluid or clutch i guess it'd do it in all gears..
the "notchy'ness" mainly happens in 1st..and sometimes in 3rd. very rarely in reverse.
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