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02celicagts
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02celicagts Aug 21, 11:09pm - #255613 
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GTS transmission

I heard both good and bad things about the 2000 and up GTS tranny. Are they good or are they bad?
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sho Aug 21, 11:27pm - #255614 

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for me it feels pretty bad.my second gear wont go in smooth.when you shift in rsx type s that shit is really smooth n precise.i wonder what i can do to make it smooth.

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02celicagts Aug 21, 11:38pm - #255615 
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what does it do grind?
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sho Aug 21, 11:45pm - #255616 

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my reverse grinds pretty often.im always making sure im stopped all the way n pressing the clutch down all the way but it still grinds sometimes.as for my second gear,it just wont go in sometimes so i need to let go off clutch n press it again to put it in.its pretty whack...i think i need to get me a SS.

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MxReb0 Aug 22, 12:49am - #255617 

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I have a 2000 GTS. I had the transmission rebuilt twice (under warranty). It was grinding bad going into 4th. It's okay now. Reverse is hard to go into sometimes.

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SeeULater Aug 22, 1:27am - #255618 
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Wow I have the same problem going into second. Also sometimes going into reverse you can hear it grind. I am going to try and change the fluid and put some better stuff in with an addative.
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oas Aug 22, 1:38am - #255619 
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Originally Posted by sho
my reverse grinds pretty often.im always making sure im stopped all the way n pressing the clutch down all the way but it still grinds sometimes.as for my second gear,it just wont go in sometimes so i need to let go off clutch n press it again to put it in.its pretty whack...i think i need to get me a SS.

i have had to celicas 7gens and both have had the same problem on both and i have had s on both 2 its still happing. but the short distance between each gear is nice
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shawnstam Aug 22, 2:01am - #255620 
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second gear always goes out on most manual transmisions, the syncro between 1st and second is used more than any other syncro. If you dont abuse your trany and shift right, they wont break. normal car transmions are not made for racing, speed shifting will ruin syncros. when the syncro is ruined it will cause grinding between gears. Also shifting at correct rpm will also cut down on wear.
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MxReb0 Aug 22, 2:06am - #255621 

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I admit, I like to push my car.

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Rave669 Aug 22, 3:25am - #255622 

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Yet another reason I'm glad my GTS is an auto ^_^

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slidr Aug 22, 7:08am - #255623 

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Guys, if you grind while going into reverse, even while you are at a dead stop, do this...

Shift to neutral. Take your foot off of the clutch, wait 3 seconds, and then put the clutch in and shift into reverse.

Shouldn't grind.

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Jtultra Aug 22, 2:26pm - #255624 

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mine, clunks sometimes when I put it into reverese, but I don't think anything of it because reverse doesn't have a syncro

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YoshiVS Aug 22, 11:43pm - #255625 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Guys, if you grind while going into reverse, even while you are at a dead stop, do this...

Shift to neutral. Take your foot off of the clutch, wait 3 seconds, and then put the clutch in and shift into reverse.

Shouldn't grind.


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Larry_GTS Aug 23, 12:12am - #255626 
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when i put my car on the lift I noticed this oil under my tran... i'm gonna have it looked at i'm haveing my doubts... might have to get it replaced
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JinzoCelica Aug 23, 8:54pm - #255627 

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same here reverse sometimes grinds. so now i just put it in very very slow. also second is a bitch when im pushing the car to high rpms.
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Autocelica23 Aug 24, 12:36am - #255628 

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yeyas! good thing this guy's car is auto...haha

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sbocaj55 Aug 24, 2:11am - #255629 

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Well I'm glad i'm not the only one with tranny issues. I just got my car 2 weeks ago and just thought i sucked at driving manual. My GTS grinds about 25% of the time going into second if i shift at or above 6k, and grinds going into reverse if i don't REALLY take my time and go slow. A couple of times going up into third was a problem also. But i still love the short throws...and EVERYONE i know is jealous of the 6-speed...so whoever said they're glad they have an auto...u must have somethin wrong with you or never driven a 6-speed. thumbsup
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ArumnDark Aug 24, 6:40am - #255630 
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Another way to have reverse not grind:

When you stop, push in the clutch, put it in first, then into reverse, then go. Everything should line up, as long as you don't roll between getting out of first and going into reverse.

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cja252 Aug 25, 3:30am - #255631 
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i have a gt which does the same thing?? i purchased the 100K mile warrenty would the tranny be covered for rebuild and what should i tell them??
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