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Feb 5, 10:14pm - #98586 
Manual Transmission

i have a six speed tran in my celica and i have a problem dowshifting whith hearing my gears grind if i press down really hard on the clutch it goes in a little smother as in less grind. i dont think my clutch is slipping thoough because its easy to shift. also i can downshift to the second gear easy i just have a hard time down shifting to fourth or third g=ear whith out the grinding thats why i dont down shift in my car. what should i do should i maybe tighten my clutch or something i could really use so advice confused

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Feb 5, 10:15pm - #98587 
When you down shift, do you push the clutch down all the way?


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Feb 5, 10:17pm - #98588 
yah i do

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Feb 6, 10:57am - #98589 
i bought a used 00 celica gts and i had the same problem, the clutch was not disengaging. this burnt out my clutch and ruined syncros on my transmission. try double clutching, shifting into neutral and releasing clutch then re-clutching and putting it back into your selected gear. this will let you know if the clutch is disengaging. E


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Feb 6, 11:04am - #98590 
99% sure its your synchros

try double clutching... (not F&F)...

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Feb 6, 11:06am - #98591 
get the updated shifter assembly that was done in late 01 thru 04

makes this go away, my car had the same problem thumbsup


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Feb 6, 11:25am - #98592 
yeah, the '00 gts manual you have does have problems for some reasons..it's most likely the synchros.

my tranny had the same problems (i also have an '00) but it went away for whatever reason. i also grinded a WHOLE lot when i put it in reverse (even when i double clutched).

i put a b&m shortshifter in my car recently though, and the grinding in reverse has also stopped now. not sure why, but maybe it's because the b&m rod isn't goosenecked like the stock shift rod?

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Feb 6, 1:16pm - #98593 
My GT ask funny sumtimes when I shift. Its a 2000, a lot of times when im trying to go in reverse it makes weeird noises. Not sure and it becmoing up more often now.

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Feb 6, 1:22pm - #98594 
dude thats your syncros, i'm taking mine in soon and getting a new transmission, replaced under warrantee!! Take it in before your warantee runs out!


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Feb 6, 1:24pm - #98595 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
yeah, the '00 gts manual you have does have problems for some reasons..it's most likely the synchros.

my tranny had the same problems (i also have an '00) but it went away for whatever reason. i also grinded a WHOLE lot when i put it in reverse (even when i double clutched).

i put a b&m shortshifter in my car recently though, and the grinding in reverse has also stopped now. not sure why, but maybe it's because the b&m rod isn't goosenecked like the stock shift rod?


it will most likely come back after a few months, same thing happened with my TRD.

I can't explain why it does it, but the updated selector and linkage fixes the problem.


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Feb 6, 4:47pm - #98596 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
get the updated shifter assembly that was done in late 01 thru 04

makes this go away, my car had the same problem thumbsup


how much that costs? is the shifter assembly/linkage the part where the shift knob is or is it part of the transmission? does this problem go away if you change the shifter to TRD?

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Feb 6, 4:55pm - #98597 
Better go to the dealer before it's too late. I had the exact same problem with 4th gear... eventually my whole transmission locked up on the highway. Couldn't shift at all. The whole transmission was trashed. Luckly they replaced it all under warrenty. My car is CURRENTLY in the shop, possibly having the transmission replaced AGAIN because the seals are busted.

Definitely go to the dealer... if your car has < 60k miles it should be under warrenty.

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Feb 6, 11:16pm - #98598 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
get the updated shifter assembly that was done in late 01 thru 04

makes this go away, my car had the same problem thumbsup


i tried double-shifting and that didnt work i can down sshft to third gear when i am below 20mph justany way haow much does it cost to to get the updatd shifter assembly and can i do it myself?

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