Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 14:22:01 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>
Subject: Re: Grinding sound when engaging reverse...

Here is the deal. The Reverse gear and the Reverse idler gears do not have syncrorings therefore when you put the car in reverse they generally do not match up without some gear movement from the shifter. What generally happens is that the continual clunk tends to eat away at the outside of the teeth on both gears. Go to First gear first and then reverse this aligns the teeth slots up intern keeping you from further chipping teeth. Hopefully this will help. TW <> wrote in message > Hi! > > Car: 85' 9000 T16, 240000 miles , manual tranny. > Sometimes i get grinding noise when engaging reverse, especially when > transmission is warmed up. It helps to shift to 2-nd gear first and then > into reverse, but often it grinds anyway. > > What to do? Can this damage my tranny in the longer term? Are syncros > weary? (I bet they are after 240k miles ). Is this hard ($$?) to fix? > > > Thank you.

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