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2nd Gear grinds when selected

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by KombiEvie, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. KombiEvie

    KombiEvie Member

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    Hi

    I recently changed the bush and selector plate in my kombi as 1st and 2nd gear were difficult to select

    Now 2nd gear grinds when selected when in motion ,but if you stop the gears select without a fuss

    Any ideas
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Was it grinding before you did the work ?
    Is the clutch adjusted properly ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    do you mean it grinds when you try and select the gear when driving or do mean it grinds while driving?

    if the former, Do you definitely have the selector plate around the right way?
    Otherwise you need to adjust the selector plate.
    It is “suck it and see”
     
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  4. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like it is clashing reverse when movin g to 2nd, as barry says check the orientation of the plate and then adjust the position so that it will move through all gears but the stick has to be depressed to go into reverse, this can be fiddly but worth the time spent.
     
  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    did you change the transmission oil?
     
  6. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    It's trying to hook into reverse instead of 2nd.

    1) Make sure the shift plate is the right way around-narrow shift stop tab facing up and on passenger side.

    2) install the stick and find 2nd (tighten things down temporarily, then validate it once selected to ensure you don't have reverse)

    3)loosen bolts, then slide shifter socket so that the bottom 10cm of the gearstick is fairly vertical. Using a screwdriver, push the shift plate under the shifter socket hard to the left on the tab that is sticking out of the right side of the shifter socket, then tighten down the bolts. This step is important if you want to get 1st/2nd without your current issues and to select them easily.
     
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