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Transmisson

Hey. I was Driving my little N/a today, and something was wrong.
It was hard to shift into second like I have mentioned before on the forum, but when i was going down a road, trying to shift from 2nd to 1st, the whole transmission just seemed to freeze up. I was in neutral, just rolling, and i couldnt shift into any of the gears. Eventually i got it into first, but could this problem be that the transmission oil hasnt been changed in a while? Or is it a bigger problem?

Also, if anybody can tell me where i drain the transmisson oil, and fill it back up, that would help. because I, uh looked for like 2 hours, and i couldnt find anything. Then i went to autozone and their cheap asses still didnt have the Haynes manual. Oh well, any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Old 10-18-2003, 07:19 PM
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The drain plugs are on the drivers side of the transmission - you need a 17mm allen wrench (or hex socket) to remove them. remove the upper one first, then the lower.

It is very possible this is a fluid issue. Otherwise, it sounds like a synchro ring\hub on its way south.

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Oh yeah, how much fluid do i add to this thing? Should i just poor as much as i can?
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Fill it up until the fluid level is just under the bottom of the upper drain plug.

About 2.5 quarts

Bitte.

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I looked under there i didnt see any 17 mm hex guys. I guess i have to look harder, but my friend said that was a bad idea because we have to pump all the air out of the transmission or something? He said we shouldnt do it because we dont know how much to pump the transmisson or something. Is this true?
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Bolder Dash? A new Oylimpic event.

The plugs are in the side of the transmission on the drivers side of the car just forward of the axle.
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Ok, NOW another guy said not to do it because there could be metal chunks stuck on the gears and it could blow the whole transmission, is this true? Should i still do it by myself?
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Gesh! Do you believe everything you are told?

You do need either a 17 mm Allen wrench or special socket. These plugs are notorious for NOT wanting to come out. They have tapered threads like hard pipe fittings and mech's tend to over tighten them.
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I have heard people say that if you have not changed your tranny fluid in a long time you are better off not changing it at all. I have mostly hear this about auto tranny's. Sounds like crap to me.
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I'll second the Crap. My step dad owned a transmission shop. Change your fluid as often as you want/need.
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Just clean the plug/drain area. I promise you'll have more problems if you let the outside in than letting the inside out.
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if you are real worried just take it to a shop. i personally dont let any of the cheapo trnny shop type places touch my car. i really dont think you have anything to worry about changing the oil.
my reverse gear is stubborn sometimes. if you let out the clutch in neutral for a second and then try shifting it should go in. i have the same problem in reverse
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Is your linkage sloppy?
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Well Rock is it fixed???

Rock if,you need A tranny I Have a tranny that gose into an 84 NA
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i dont think i need a new tranny, my stepdad said it was doing the exact same thing at 49000 miles. I think there is a smaller problem, but what is the linkage and how would i check that lol. You guys probally want to beat me by now, but im a kid dammit! im still learning!

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