Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 22:15:19 +0200
From: Greg Farris <farrisnospam.org>
Subject: Re: Gear Grinding


In article <1159050698.776659.102730nospam2000cwd.googlegroups.com>, echo888xnospamo.com says... Of course you know that the "gears" do not grind in a synchronized gearbox, but the synchros do, probably because they are worn or damaged. Your troubles sound just like my own - For information, I have already purchased a low-mileage, replacement gearbox, and will install it shortly. Good chance this is what you're looking at. GF > > >My ethereal bliss over my recently purchased 97 9000 is tainted by one >concern: The gears grind when putting it in reverse, and occasionally >in 3rd. Putting it in first before pulling back to reverse eliminates >that problem, but I'm concerned about the infrequent 3rd gear >grinding eventually producing compromised teeth, and metal floating >around in the gearbox. I know the clutch master cylinder was recently >(100 miles ago) replaced without replacing the rubber hoses to and from >the unit. I've read here, and heard elsewhere, that these hoses >sometimes degrade internally and small bits of rubber pushed through >from pressure bleeding can compromise the seals and can also corrupt >the slave cylinder. Does this sound like the kind of thing that could >be affecting the clutch to cause the gear grinding? Clutch is fairly >new and has even pressure all the way down. Any point in changing those >hoses after it's been pressure bled a few times? Also, this car has >had Redline in the transmission for the last 1000 miles. Would changing >to regular oil possibly help the grinding, since it's thicker? >

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