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Feb 24, 9:20pm - #111453 
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


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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?
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Feb 24, 9:21pm - #111454 
lube up your shift linkage

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Feb 24, 9:24pm - #111455 
How? What do i need to do??

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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?
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Feb 24, 9:30pm - #111456 
i get that too, was wondering what was wrong

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Feb 24, 9:33pm - #111457 
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.

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Feb 26, 9:58pm - #111458 
Cool, i'll give that a try.

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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?
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Feb 27, 8:20am - #111459 
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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Feb 27, 7:42pm - #111460 
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.


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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?
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Feb 27, 7:59pm - #111461 
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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Feb 27, 8:52pm - #111462 
Yes, the cars are designed that way. You cannot shift into first if you are going to fast. smile


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Feb 27, 8:55pm - #111463 
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


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Feb 27, 9:02pm - #111464 
yup lubing up the shift linkage should help

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Feb 27, 9:42pm - #111465 
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
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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?
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Feb 27, 9:55pm - #111466 
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.

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Feb 27, 10:09pm - #111467 
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.


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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?
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Feb 27, 10:43pm - #111468 
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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