View Single Post
Old 07-27-2008, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
dcb
needs more cowbell
 
dcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 5,038

pimp mobile - '81 suzuki gs 250 t
90 day: 96.29 mpg (US)

schnitzel - '01 Volkswagen Golf TDI
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)
Thanks: 158
Thanked 267 Times in 210 Posts
I've never heard of synchros freezing up, but it doesn't mean it isn't possible. You should be able to apply plenty of torque to them by holding the shifter so it is just barely engaged and bumping the car back and forth in the driveway, might chip a tooth too, but there's no "pan" to remove per se.

Does it grind when you go into first/second?

I think 1st and 2nd are on the same shifter fork, so something might have gotten bent. But first check your shifter bushings for slop, that's an easy fix and can create all manner of shifting problems. And certainly research TeamSwift.net for more metro specifics.
__________________
WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!!!

Last edited by dcb; 07-27-2008 at 05:36 AM..
  Reply With Quote