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Old 02-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #21
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Can anybody here offer any ideas to why the third gear may grind? Possible solutions? Any way to find out for sure?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #22
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Can anybody here offer any ideas to why the third gear may grind? Possible solutions? Any way to find out for sure?
There is pretty much no way of knowing why it grinds. If it grinds going into third gear it could be because the syncros are worn out. A trans fluid flush may help the issue.

But honestly... in these cars I don't think its a huge deal. These transmissions aren't impossible to find and the labor isn't that bad either. If it still drives fine, then lucky you. But if the gear goes, you would have to replace it... but it wouldn't be the end of the world.

I don't know this car at all, I'm just posting to give you my input. However, the price seems quite fair IMO. What I'm trying to say is I personally wouldn't let the trans be a deal breaker.

Good luck with your sale OP!

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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Looks pretty nice. I've really begun to dig the JB/Cinnamon color combination. I might be interested come spring if she's still available. I'll watch this closely.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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I think most likely the syncro is worn out just from miles on it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #25
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bump, price lowered for this week
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #26
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #27
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #28
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This car is too sexy
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #29
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Milford? That's kinda close if its where I'm thinking. Within an hour of me. Can I come take a look?

edit: nevermind its 3.5 hours. lol damn apple maps gave me wrong info. milford is not Mifflintown lmao
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #30
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:39 PM   #31
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #32
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:03 AM   #33
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #34
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #35
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Why tear and assume the problem is already in the transmission when there are exterior components (shifting components/bushings) that could cause the same problem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:53 PM   #36
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once I get it out for spring if it doesnt sell by then, I will put it up on the lift and check it out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #37
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:25 AM   #38
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #39
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still for sale?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #40
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