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Old 11-11-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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Anybody get the 2nd gear grind when shifting in high RPM"s???

Anytime i shift @ redline to 2nd gear, even though the clutch is fully depressed, i get a slight grinding noise.... its pissing me off, does anybody get it too? i think its similar to the RSX 6 speed problem others were having
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Anytime i shift @ redline to 2nd gear, even though the clutch is fully depressed, i get a slight grinding noise.... its pissing me off, does anybody get it too? i think its similar to the RSX 6 speed problem others were having
I find, sometimes, shifting at redline into 2nd it's balky -- doesn't want to go into gear as quickly as I'm trying to shift and I occasionally get a grind. Just takes a split-second hesitation to get it into 2nd. Other gears don't seem to mind shifting as quickly as I can.

Anybody else?
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I have the Comptech Short-shift and it can be a bit tight to get in, but I've never had a grind.
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Usually when you get grinding shifting into gears at high RPM's on Honda Trannies it means that the synchros are worn. This doesn't mean that your tranny is going to fail. If you delay your shift alittle it shouldn't grind.
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Usually when you get grinding shifting into gears at high RPM's on Honda Trannies it means that the synchros are worn. This doesn't mean that your tranny is going to fail. If you delay your shift alittle it shouldn't grind.
That's what I figured. I've had a couple fairly bad mis-shifts (missed 4th, hit 2nd downshifting from 6th). Actually, it wasn't me, it was my brother on the worst one. That's okay, though -- he's my bro. He can buy me a new synchro if this one goes out.
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yeah man i've definitely gotten that grind before...it kills me a bit inside each time...because i have ZERO idea what's happening to my car! thank god it's only happened a few times right
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Usually when you get grinding shifting into gears at high RPM's on Honda Trannies it means that the synchros are worn. This doesn't mean that your tranny is going to fail. If you delay your shift alittle it shouldn't grind.
thats weird, it can't be worn synchros because i only have 15,000 miles on the car
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With the colder weather...it feels a bit notchier...no grinds yet.

Now, my girlfriend's 2002 RSX...that grinds in the winter time. Several times we've taken it to the dealer...'they can't replicate the problem'.
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With the colder weather...it feels a bit notchier...no grinds yet.

Now, my girlfriend's 2002 RSX...that grinds in the winter time. Several times we've taken it to the dealer...'they can't replicate the problem'.
Leave it at the dealer on a cold night and have them drive it 1st thing next morning. They can't replicate it because you drive in with the tranny and car all warmed up. My 02 RSX-S grinded from 1-2 every time I started driving it in cold weather.

The TSX doesn't grind, but the 1-2 shift is a little difficult at times and like the RSX it gets worse with the cold weather. Never had a grind shifting at high rpm from 1-2 though. I have had a small grind for whatever reason while shifting SLOWLY from 3-4.
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My TSX grinds occassionaly from 1st to 2nd during high rpm shifting regardless of temp or the mileage of the car. It's been doing it since new. Slowing down the shifting eliminates the problem so I doubt the dealer will do anything about it.
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I had my synchros replaced and transmission rebuilt because of that problem. Mine had to be shoved to second for it to work.

But it was an isolated problem.
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i get the grind going to second when i shift wile turning.. i thought it had to do with the vsa because that is the only time i have a problem shifting.. 90% of the time when shifting into 2nd i chirp 2nd and with the vsa off i have chirped 3rd...
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It happens to me, but fortunately not often. Especially when powershifting, but sometimes during normal driving. When it's normal driving, it happened when I was kinda tired. Usually 2nd gear, but sometimes 3rd. I've been driving Honda/Acura stick-shift for about 10 years now, and it seems like a Honda/Acura thing.
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With the colder weather...it feels a bit notchier...no grinds yet.

Now, my girlfriend's 2002 RSX...that grinds in the winter time. Several times we've taken it to the dealer...'they can't replicate the problem'.
Gears grinding on the RSX is a WELL known problem. Here is the online petition, signed by over 18000 people. http://www.petitiononline.com/RSXgrind/petition.html
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Its from abuse, plain and simple. Yeah, some manual transmissions shift better and are built tougher than others, but most normal MT's for street cars wont like to be shifted past 7000 rpms. The parts are too light to hold up under drag racing type abuse. Hell, ask Mitsubishi how many EVO VIII trannies theyve replaced under warrantee, and those are built pretty tough.

You can use better tranny fluid for better protection. The NEO RHD is preffered by the guys trying to hold a tranny together behind 400-500 hp AWD Mitsubishis.
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Gears grinding on the RSX is a WELL known problem. Here is the online petition, signed by over 18000 people. http://www.petitiononline.com/RSXgrind/petition.html
It's 1800 people, not 18000.

When I shift, I always ease up on the throttle while putting out the clutch. After the gear change, I step on the gas while letting up on the clutch. So I'm not shifting at high rpm. I don't mean this as a criticism of anyone's driving style - it's just how I was taught and I don't get grinding sounds when I shift.
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Since day one I have had that "problem"
The dealer told me that "the problem could not be duplicated under normal driving conditions". .... uh duh... when i dropped it off I said quick shifts @ high rpm...
so anyone build beefy trannys for our TSX yet?
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Thanks MaxOctane. I think I came across that petition a while back...I need to add her name. Her's grinds even at low RPMs & slow shifts.

As the weather is getting colder, my TSX continues to get notchier.
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