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Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? #111453 Feb 24, 9:20pm Feb 24, 9:20pm
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Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment?
hey-
I notice that most of the time when i shift into first gear on my 2000 GTS it's like it got something blocking it. It's hard to shift into gear. Does that mean the Tran. Fluid is old and need a change? Most of the time is hard to shift but sometime it's just so easy and smooth.

any opinion are welcome.
Thanks


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111454 Feb 24, 9:21pm Feb 24, 9:21pm
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lube up your shift linkage

Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111455 Feb 24, 9:24pm Feb 24, 9:24pm
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How? What do i need to do??

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Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111456 Feb 24, 9:30pm Feb 24, 9:30pm
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i get that too, was wondering what was wrong

Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: spaztikid] #111457 Feb 24, 9:33pm Feb 24, 9:33pm
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you need to go and buy lithium based grease

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...true#Post210094

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1869832060

read those two posts... they should help you out...
its even easier with an aftermarket Intake.

Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111458 Feb 26, 9:58pm Feb 26, 9:58pm
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Cool, i'll give that a try.

thanks


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111459 Feb 27, 8:20am Feb 27, 8:20am
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its like that most the time for me,it depends on what speed you are going.if you are going to fast it wont go into first.as a matter of fact i only use fisrt in crawling traffic and basically to turn off.with aftermarket parts the torque increase i got in the low end has allowed me to basically use my 2nd gear where i would normally go back to first.so it doesnt bother me that much anymore.


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Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: hybridcelica] #111460 Feb 27, 7:42pm Feb 27, 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by hybridcelica
its like that most the time for me,it depends on what speed you are going.if you are going to fast it wont go into first.as a matter of fact i only use fisrt in crawling traffic and basically to turn off.with aftermarket parts the torque increase i got in the low end has allowed me to basically use my 2nd gear where i would normally go back to first.so it doesnt bother me that much anymore.


that's true sometime, but even if i'm at a complete stop it won't go in first gear easily. i have to shake the shift knob around a few round then it'll slip into first smoothly.
thanks for your comment though.


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111461 Feb 27, 7:59pm Feb 27, 7:59pm
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this happends to me too but it only happens when i am trying to stop and i put it in first it gets stuck but some one here also had the same problem i think its like that it gets stuck when the car is going to fast to go in first but don't quote me on that


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Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: sincere2883] #111462 Feb 27, 8:52pm Feb 27, 8:52pm
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Yes, the cars are designed that way. You cannot shift into first if you are going to fast. smile


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Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111463 Feb 27, 8:55pm Feb 27, 8:55pm
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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
hey-
I notice that most of the time when i shift into first gear on my 2000 GTS it's like it got something blocking it. It's hard to shift into gear. Does that mean the Tran. Fluid is old and need a change? Most of the time is hard to shift but sometime it's just so easy and smooth.

any opinion are welcome.
Thanks


BTW - sticks don't have transmission fluid. smile wave


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yup lubing up the shift linkage should help

Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? #111465 Feb 27, 9:42pm Feb 27, 9:42pm
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I'm just waiting for the weather to get warm up more around here. Still damn cold out.

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Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: celicafourotwo] #111466 Feb 27, 9:55pm Feb 27, 9:55pm
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Try double-clutching down into first, but not if you're going at a speed that would rev too high in first.
1. depress the clutch pedal and put it into neutral
(you might be able to do that without the clutch,
just pop the lever forward, opinions anyone?)
2. blip the gas and before the revs can drop...
3. depress the clutch and drop it into first

If I don't do that, I almost always have to come to a full stop to get into first. I will use it if I have to almost, but not quite, come to a stop.
It's a good way to get away quickly from a situation where you have to almost stop, like approaching a light that is just about to turn green. First is awfully short, probably engineered that way because of the lack of stump-pulling torque.

You can practice the technique to get it down pat so you don't embarass yourself by grinding the gears in front of your friends.

Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: jrd] #111467 Feb 27, 10:09pm Feb 27, 10:09pm
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But even if i'm at a complete stop, like if i was at the light that just turn red and waiting for it to turn green. It still hard to shift in first. most of the time i just shift in first like before i came to a stop and hold down the clutch so the car won't turn off. I'd prob. lube my shift linkage later to see if that help.


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Shifting in 1st gear is hard, any comment? [Re: Heat] #111468 Feb 27, 10:43pm Feb 27, 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by Heat
Yes, the cars are designed that way. You cannot shift into first if you are going to fast. smile


Exactly, do not force it in! It will only go into 1st when you are going very slow.


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