View Full Version : Puzzler- Missing 1,3, Reverse after rebuild

07-18-2006, 12:00 PM
Hello. I just had my transmission rebuilt (locally) and put about 100 miles on the transmission. I had first gear for a while, but now the transmission will kick me out of first, or I can't get in at all, or it feels like I'm in gear but instead it just grinds. Third gear was iffy from the start - again not letting me in - or it would feel like it was in gear but instead it would just grind. Now it is completely inoperable. Reverse is similar - it is hard to get into - it will feel like I'm in gear but just grind. When it works - there is a strong "click" as the clutch is let out.

I have a short shifter with shift stops- but I loosened those up so the top stop completely. The transmission was rebuilt with a steel shift fork, new synchros, new gears, new bearings, new mainshaft, etc.

I jacked up the rear of the car to verify that the clutch was fully engaging - and it was. The clutch is 150 miles old and in good shape. The clutch pedal feels fine and I re-bled the system.

No particular event brought this on - when I was driving I did some quick 1-2 shifts (with the clutch), but that is it. The first and reverse problem developed after about 80 miles of driving - and third gear became completely inoperable at this time as well.

The rebuilder drove it and is stumped - any ideas????


07-18-2006, 12:16 PM
I hope you did not do exactly as you wrote. I have see loose stop bolts fall in the shifter and give shift problems you describe. Tighten them out of positionto plug the holes. Let us know .

07-18-2006, 12:41 PM
The shift-stops (they are bolts) are loosened, but the nuts securing them are still present and tightened so the bolts aren't going anywhere.

07-18-2006, 03:51 PM
Well it still sounds like something is blocking those"up" gates.

07-18-2006, 04:49 PM
Are you sure your up shift bolt is not stoping it short of shifting ?? Just a question becouse it sounds weird that it is only your upshifts that are doing this :confused: