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Old 08-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Manual transmission & gears issue when shifting into 4th.


I posted earlier about another issue regarding oil consumption and loud muffler sound from the manifold area, but had a second off topic question about the manual transmission. All of this is affecting whether I should repair this car or look at a newer outback.

Anyway since sometime in the spring I have had a very sporadic issue when I am upshifting into 4th gear. The moment I make the shift from 3rd to 4th it feels like gears grinding against each other for about one second, then the shift does complete and the car continues to drive fine. FYI - I've been driving clutch since 1994 so I'm not a rookie learning stick shift driving.

The best way to describe this grinding of gears would be the same as if someone downshifted into 1st gear without the car being at a complete stop and getting the initial grinding on contact before halting, then starting off in first. Hope that makes sense!

This issue may only happen once a week, at most, even with me driving 6 out 7 days a week. All the other times shifting into 4th is smooth and very normal. Also the other gears are not affected. It's only upshifting into 4th.

Advice or thoughts??

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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OK buy Nates beans


change the gear oil
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