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I have a 94 gsr with 133k miles. My transmission hates going into 2nd gear, and sometimes, a few other gears. I don't know if it's the clutch or tranny. I've heard this is a common problem with gsr's. Can anyone help, do you know what it is, and what I can do to fix it? Thanks

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GSR Tranny sucks

I have a '97 GSR, 67k, my tranny just keeps getting harder and harder to sift into gear, especially second gear. But I'm getting rid of mine, and getting an Si tranny. But I'm gonna have the GSR tran checked out by a tranny specialist. I think is has something to do with the synchros. But you know, how can Acura let this common prob last from'94-'01 in all GSR's??????




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might be the clutch . as it starts to go it doesnt have enough travel or something. mine was that way after i readjusted it i found that the facing was rubbing the flywheel and wass causing the syncros to malfunction. after i ground off the loose facing drove like new again.
 

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Mine was that way going into third. So it sucked so bad when I would drive that I would just skip third. I had to get a new tranny. It is cheaper than replacing the synchros.
 

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I'm not a mechanic, but I had the same problem with my 96 GSR w/73,000 miles on. I actually jus had a post up a few days ago regarding this same problem. As we speak my car is getting an entirely new clutch and flywheel put in. All together the estimate with installation and all the parts is going to cost me $590.

I was having trouble shifting into all the gears and right before it got very bad I was having trouble just getting the car to start smoothly in first. I would describe the shifting as "rough" and "chunky."

I finally decided to have it looked at and they said my clutch was shot and my flywheel was in pretty bad shape too. I decided to just get a new flywheel rather than have the old one reworked because it was going to be around the same price. Since I don't have much on my car, I decided to replace with an OEM clutch. (Though I'm still thinking about an aftermarket one because the parts won't be ordered until Thursday) But the mechanic said there's really no need to considering my car.

Anyway, before the mechanic told me it was my clutch, the possible explanations were:

1) Syncros (rough shifting)
2) Bad Clutch
3) Leaking master cylinder (?)
4) Need to change manual transmission fluid (very unlikely though)

Syncros from what I hear are just as expensive as a new clutch. Bad syncros and clutches seem to be a common problem. Anyway, sorry this was so long, but I hope it helps you.
 

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if it's only in 2nd gear, it's not your clutch. if you grind in second, it's probably just your synchros giving up on you. if you drive you car hard and shift hard, then it probbaly is your synchros. synchros don't like to be driven hard. you must the know the difference between shifting hard and shifting fast.

most of you will end up paying for whats not wrong. if it's your synchros, you will pay them to do clutch flywheel and shit, but thats not the problem, you will still see that problem if it's your synchros.


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More than likely it's your synchros.
I would agree. I have been through this. When my car was under warranty my tranny went out. The honda dealer said this was very uncommon and pointed the finger at me. They agreed to fix it under warranty but put another used tranny in there. I had that one for a month before it acted up again. I took it in there again and they charged me for half of it this time even though it was under warranty. The third tranny they put in has lasted me for almost 2 years now. I think they were crooks. That second tranny they put in was probably shit to begin with.

Moral of this story:

All honda dealers are crooks.
 
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