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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 18, 7:03am - #3169 
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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.

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Anonymous Oct 18, 12:46am - #3170 
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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...
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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 18, 3:33am - #3171 
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its only second gear
and im floorin the clutch
and shifting slowly
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Steven Oct 18, 6:15am - #3172 
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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.
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steve00gt Oct 18, 6:47pm - #3173 
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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
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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 19, 7:28am - #3174 
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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
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Steven Oct 18, 9:51pm - #3175 
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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.
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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 20, 9:24am - #3176 
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do you know how long the repair would take

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Anonymous Oct 21, 7:20am - #3177 
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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
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steve00gt Oct 23, 12:28am - #3178 
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u got a new transmission??? my car does that from 1st to 2nd also so i need a new trans?

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Anonymous Oct 23, 1:24am - #3179 
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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

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Anonymous Oct 23, 2:24am - #3180 
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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
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irvine_gtS Oct 23, 6:59am - #3181 
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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..
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irvine_gtS Oct 23, 7:03am - #3182 
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hey agent orange.. which toyota dealership you go to ?? to get ur new tranny

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Anonymous Oct 23, 10:52pm - #3183 
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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.
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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 27, 8:40am - #3184 
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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
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SpectraMBlueGTS Oct 30, 7:11pm - #3185 
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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.
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Hungster Nov 3, 2:06am - #3186 
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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
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SpectraMBlueGTS Nov 3, 10:46am - #3187 
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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
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steve00gt Nov 4, 1:09am - #3188 
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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??
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SpectraMBlueGTS Nov 4, 9:17am - #3189 
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it was under warranty
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