Ok sorry bout the lame subject, couldnt think of how to word it. When I start my car, the tranny will be either in 1st or N and I have the clutch on the floor, and then put it in reverse, without ever letting the clutch up, it grinds the hell out of the gear, I mean it sounds so bad it sounds like a mis-shift above 5k lol. And no I am not rolling when doing this.
I have my clutch adjusted so that it starts to catch a little more than an inch, inch and a half off the floor.
It will not do it if I put the tranny into 4th or 5th, then reverse, but I dont see how the tranny could grind, since the wheels are not moving, and the tranny isnt rotating since I havnt engadged the clutch since I started the car…
Incase this is related, I also somtimes have trouble getting it in first when sitting still, even if I push really hard it just wont go in, till I put it in second then back into first, then its fine. However it slides into first just fine when moving, so I dont see how that would be a syncro going bad.
my car ground in R when I was rolling back, but the deal is, after i looked at some diagrams, there is of course no syncro for R, and there is just a simple little fork that switches over. it is connected with the 5th gear assy, so it makes some sense that when you put it in 5 then R, it doesn’t grind. it may be a clutch adj issue, as in the clutch plate is worn and you need to redo the clutch setup, or you could have a worse problem. for now, as i am sure you are doing, put it in 5th first, then R. and also, i never park my car in gear, even on slopes, just the way i do it. i always stall the shit if someone parks my car in gear, but rare that anyone ever drives but me. just get established in the routine of going 5 then R. else, you are talking about opening up the T, which is a huge task.
also, you may want to change your tranny oil. honda MTF or castrol syntec blend 10W30 work very well, the latter actually provides better shifts for me.
The clutch is a clutchmasters stage 3, that is only a few months old, seems to be working correctly…
I have honda MTF in there, the tranny leaks out the bottom so I have to refil it once a month or so, looks like the tranny was slamed into the ground when the car bottomed out or somthing cuz theres a buch of cracks, I tryed to seal it up with JB weld, it helped, but it still leaks lol.
Far as i know, that’s pretty normal with most manual transmissions. I had to do that with both of my trucks that had 5-spds in them. I got that funny look from passengers, too.
Also, with it being hard to get into first occasionaly, that’s probably just from the gears stopping at a point where they won’t mesh. Shifting into second will move the gears enough for first to engage. Sometimes it helps if you ease the clutch out a bit to spin the tranny. Again, pretty normal stuff for most manual transmissions.
b18aHF - Just outta curiosity, but why do capitilize every word? :hmm:
His problem is clutch adjustment, if his clutch is grabbing an inch off the floor, then when he presses the clutch pedal, it isn’t disengaging enough to make smooth shifts. Adjust your cable, the engagement needs to be alittle higher, towards the middle of the pedal movement, and still leave an inch at the top of the pedal of freeplay.
yea i no a idiot that had his clutch adjusted so it engages soon as u start to let the clutch out and jus fucked his tranny up hella bad, it was a b18 90 crx , it always got stuck in gear , what a loser