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Nick Aug 6, 8:58pm - #242243 
2000 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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manual transmission problem

Lately a few of my gears have been grinding and i do not think it is my fault. when upshifting int 5th sometimes, downshifting from 6th to 5th, 5th to 4th, and almost anytime into 2nd my gears grind. However, 3rd gear never grinds no matter what speed i am at. I have tried rev matching and it helps a little but something seems wrong. I have driven other sticks and they do not have this problem. Is this normal? If not would the cost of repairs be covered under warranty by the dealer. Any help is appreciated.
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AZZKIKR Aug 6, 9:04pm - #242244 

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Sounds like the bearings in the tranny. The 2003 Gt 5 speeds are prone to this, and should be replaced under warranty ( I went thru this this last weekend), and all of the GTS tranny's have issues, including weak shift gates on the 2000-2001 models
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Style Aug 6, 9:05pm - #242245 

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Did you let the dealer do the transmission swap? if yes, I am sure it covered the warranty.
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AZZKIKR Aug 6, 9:18pm - #242246 

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Style: yes its covered under warranty...go tho the Mall of GA toyota dealer and ask for a guy named Chip Fischer...tell him that Steve with the yellow celica sent you and he'll do you right...also, we ahve a meet tomorrow in Atlanta, (12+ cars)...if you want, here are the directions...hooters at 11:00 a.m.eric: the directions from columbus, NC to hooters are as follows (via mapquest):

1: Start out going Southwest on NC-108/E MILLS ST toward N PEAK ST. Continue to follow NC-108. 0.7 miles Map

2: Merge onto I-26 E via the ramp- on the left. 21.9 miles Map

3: Merge onto I-85 S via exit number 18A toward GREENVILLE. 153.5 miles Map

4: Take the I-285-BYP W exit- exit number 95B- toward CHATTANOOGA/BIRMINGHAM. 0.6 miles Map

5: Merge onto I-285 W/GA-407 W via the exit- on the left- toward CHATTANOOGA/BIRMINGHAM. 12.6 miles Map

6: Merge onto I-75 N/GA-401 N via exit number 20 toward MARIETTA/CHATTANOOGA. 10.5 miles Map

7: Take the BARRETT PKWY exit- exit number 269- toward US-41/KENNESAW. 0.4 miles Map

8: Turn LEFT onto ERNEST W BARRETT PKWY NW/BARRETT PKWY NW. 1.4 miles Map

9: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N COBB PKWY NW/US-41 N/GA-3 N. Continue to follow N COBB PKWY NW/US-41 N. 2.7 miles Map

10. Turn right onto OLD 41 HWY NW. <0.1 miles Map

11: End at 2102 OLD 41 HWY NW KENNESAW GA Map

Hope this helps, once you get to ATL, if you get lost you can call me if you need to, I know my way around here pretty well, Steve @ 404-516-3859.
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Style Aug 7, 1:24am - #242247 

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Hey I am sorry AZZKIKR, my car is in the body shop. My car got body damaged on wednesday, I cant get my car until saturday afternoon. Damn what a coincident!! I really hope I can join you guys. Thanks for the offer though!!
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