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1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3169 Oct 18, 12:03am Oct 18, 12:03am
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1st and 2nd shift problem need help!
when i drive normally you cant tell if there is anything wrong when i shift from 1st to 2nd gear. it is only when i shift in the higher rpms. for example when i redline it is not as smooth of a shift as if somthing may be grinding. or it could be in my head i dont know. please help. i have 27000 miles on my car and wonder if i should go to the dealership and have them check it out before my warrenty ends.

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3170 Oct 17, 5:46pm Oct 17, 5:46pm

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are you pushing in your clutch far enough? you may be grinding gears cause it's not engaging. or maybe you messed up your synchros...

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3171 Oct 17, 8:33pm Oct 17, 8:33pm
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its only second gear
and im floorin the clutch
and shifting slowly

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3172 Oct 17, 11:15pm Oct 17, 11:15pm
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Have your local Toyota service dept to take a look at it. You might want to tell them to adjust your clutch springs? so that the 1-2 shift isn't so nasty.

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: Steven] #3173 Oct 18, 11:47am Oct 18, 11:47am
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I have the same problem when shifting into 2nd only at hgih rpm's i dunno if i have the clutch pinned sometimes i do it some tiems i dont but im fairly new to stick but maybe it is just me, usually when i try to chirp 2nd it will do that

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: steve00gt] #3174 Oct 19, 12:28am Oct 19, 12:28am
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will they ask me questions how it became like that. because i race at the track and you know that warranty will not cover racing

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3175 Oct 18, 2:51pm Oct 18, 2:51pm
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Don't tell them you were racing. Tell them that you were just getting on the freeway and had to pick up speed quickly and noticed that the 1-2 shift is nasty.

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: Steven] #3176 Oct 20, 2:24am Oct 20, 2:24am
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do you know how long the repair would take

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3177 Oct 21, 12:20am Oct 21, 12:20am

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I was having problems shifting down from 5 to 4, id grind all the time. I took it to the dealer and they gave me a new transmission grin . It takes the dealership about 4 hours to do something like that. I got my car back the same day thumbsup

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3178 Oct 22, 5:28pm Oct 22, 5:28pm
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u got a new transmission??? my car does that from 1st to 2nd also so i need a new trans?

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: steve00gt] #3179 Oct 22, 6:24pm Oct 22, 6:24pm

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I've had my 02 GTs for about 4 mounths, my buddy has a GSR intergra...He was ragging me because my celi wont hardly chirp second gear...I can drive to, I'm not shifting like a grandma. Is this due to a weak OE clutch or what?

Damn the premature rev limiter

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3180 Oct 22, 7:24pm Oct 22, 7:24pm

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so what if you can't chirp sec...the gsr will still lose to the gts...haha!!! you can tell your friend that... rofl

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3181 Oct 22, 11:59pm Oct 22, 11:59pm
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its quite hard to chirp in a GTS... i have a 2000 gts.. the only way i chirp is when i powershift..keep my rpm above the lift when i shift... bad for clutch tho..

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: irvine_gtS] #3182 Oct 23, 12:03am Oct 23, 12:03am
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hey agent orange.. which toyota dealership you go to ?? to get ur new tranny

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: irvine_gtS] #3183 Oct 23, 3:52pm Oct 23, 3:52pm

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Thanks for the input, at least I know its not me or my car. I have noticed if I powershift it will grab a gear, but I don't won't to hurt my baby.

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! #3184 Oct 27, 1:40am Oct 27, 1:40am
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hey guys gettin whole new tranny
they tried just to overhaul but failed. new tranny but i have to wait longer

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3185 Oct 30, 12:11pm Oct 30, 12:11pm
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my tranny is on back order. dont know when i ll get my car back. and i have new mods for it too.

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3186 Nov 2, 7:06pm Nov 2, 7:06pm
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why shifts from 1-2 where bad too, i put that white lightning grease on the shift linckage and it worked just fine try that

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: Hungster] #3187 Nov 3, 3:46am Nov 3, 3:46am
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i know that ive done that before sometimes it gets gritty. naw it was another problem the dealer diagnosed a worn second gear wining bearings and worn second gear syncro. oh yeah i got my car back. feels pretty good after not having it for 10 days. but yeah i got a brand new tranny. thanks for all your guys input

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: SpectraMBlueGTS] #3188 Nov 3, 6:09pm Nov 3, 6:09pm
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Yea guys took my celica to the dealer they called me firday said they were puting a new trans in it ocer the weekend, so i should get it back monday. the guys said toyota covers it over warrenty, did any of you guys have to pay or was it all warrenty??

Re: 1st and 2nd shift problem need help! [Re: steve00gt] #3189 Nov 4, 2:17am Nov 4, 2:17am
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it was under warranty

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