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This is a discussion on just replace shift forks? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I have a catch going into third gear on my car consistantly. I know the shift fork is bent. I'm ...

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    just replace shift forks?

    I have a catch going into third gear on my car consistantly. I know the shift fork is bent. I'm wondering has anyone gotten away with just replacing the shift fork without replacing the syncro? Any input would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    I have a catch going into third gear on my car consistantly. I know the shift fork is bent. I'm wondering has anyone gotten away with just replacing the shift fork without replacing the syncro? Any input would be appreciated.
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    Luke
    While you've got the transmission apart, it would be foolish not to change the synchros. They aren't that expensive, there's no sense in taking it apart twice.

    To answer your question, yes, you could do it. My advice?? Definitely does not make sense, and its a waste of time not to replace any worn out parts while you're in there.

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    Yes I understand your part. I'm wanting to get rid of the car and want it fixed before I sell it. I won't make anymore money if I fix the tranny, or rebuild it. As long as it works well it doesn't matter. I just want to know if it has been done and if I can get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    Yes I understand your part. I'm wanting to get rid of the car and want it fixed before I sell it. I won't make anymore money if I fix the tranny, or rebuild it. As long as it works well it doesn't matter. I just want to know if it has been done and if I can get away with it.
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    I say rebuild all that is wrong with it. If you don't, I would steer clear of that car. Just fix it and ask for more money!

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    It would prolly be a good band aid until you sell it, but you'd be shafting the next owner for sure.
    then again it could solely be the synchro's causing the grind, then you'd def be kicking yourself for not fixing it while you were in there.

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    Yeah I thought I could save some by not doing the syncro's and bearings. I'm trying to sell the car as is for 7,000. Maybe I should fix it right and try for 8,000. I would feel better about the sale.

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