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Transmission problems

Hi, I have another question.

Sometimes the car has trouble shifting into 2nd gear. The syncronizer is going out I think. Is there a way to get this fixed? It is also sometimes hard to shift into reverse. What can i do about this?
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Well, new tranny fluid never hurts anything. Won't fix a real problem, but can smooth it out a bit. Also provides an opportunity to do a rudimentary inspection by checking the drain plug for metal shavings. But inevitably it will eventually need a rebuild. How many miles are on it?
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73580 Miles exactly. Where does one put the tranny fluid? Its a manual
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Cant imagine wearing the syncros at 73k, but anything is possible. Check the linkage, and repalce the tranny fluid. There are two large 17 mm allen head sockets on the drivers side of my 81 924. Remove the filler plug first (top) the remove the drain plug (bottom). Refill with a qualitity tranny fluid, I use Swepco but there are a few other good ones out there also.
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Swepco or Mobil 1 synthetic work well

Some silvery dust in the fluid is normal - don't want to see are chunks of metal.

At 73K miles, the only cause I can think of is abuse.

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i dont think theyve changed the tranny fluid in like 4 years. would this fix the problem? or could something be damaged.
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what weight oil is recommended??? i am not exactly easy on my car and am in a warm climate. i am moveinbg to texas in the next couple of weeks and am planning on changeing it first. i allways use either redline or mobile 1 when i am short on$$$
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Ok, how do i drain and replace the tranny fluid on a manual? I looked in the porsche 944 owners manual books and it didnt say crap.
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There are two large 17 mm allen head sockets on the drivers side of my 81 924. Remove the filler plug first (top) the remove the drain plug (bottom). Refill with a qualitity tranny fluid, I use Swepco but there are a few other good ones out there also.
After draining install the lower plug and fill through the top plug. Get a haynes manual and it will tell you how much fluid to add
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