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3rd Gear Problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Digzz, Jun 15, 2013.

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    I was driving to a mates yesterday and I started to have a issue with the 3rd gear.

    It didn't feel right at all ...it was like it was out of place or something.

    Driving it more it seems like I definitely have an issue with 3rd gear as it was coming out of gear when I tried to put it into the 3rd gear a couple of times.

    Would I need to change the whole gear box ? Just for the 3rd gear ?

    I remember my previous 8p had issues with the Syncro.
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    bump 2
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    your looking at possibly third gear, with the syncro mate... is there any crunching ? when u try to put it 3rd ?
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    It seems like it is the fork as it is a struggle to put it into 3rd gear ...and I have to think to myself if it's really in 3rd gear. Sometimes it's not and then it crunches.

    I was driving yesterday thou and it seems to be better at getting into 3rd gear ...... not as stiff as it was a day ago.
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    maybe try change the transmission fuild get Redline MT90 should help lube it up ... maybe cheaper to try that ... if then crunches then its the syncro.. or as u said the selector fork although they dont usually go on them boxes to be honest its more main shaft bearing and syncros on our crappy boxes....
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