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Cause for concern (5spd)?

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by neep3r, Apr 23, 2011.

    neep3r guest

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    I just got my 1986 325es back from having a new clutch installed along with new seals and mounts for the transmission. Now if I shift into second gear and pull too much I feel & hear it grind (the transmission). It's not extreme or anything, just a slight metal against metal noise, almost like two metal plates spinning on top of each other, if I don't pull too far then no sound at all.

    I just want to know if this is a sign of a poor job and I need to take it back or is this normal or not a problem... A guy goes to the doctor and says "every time I move my arm up and down it hurts", the doctor said "so stop moving or arm up and down".
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    John in VA

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    I'd assume whomever did the work for you test-drove the car upon completion of the job? Did they have any problems? Get it back to them ASAP before they blame it all on you.
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    I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a problem, but it's also not uncommon for the shift to 2nd to be balky and crunch. Redline MTL synthetic transmission fluid typically helps or completely eliminates the 2nd-gear-crunch issue, so you might want to find out what tranny fluid they used.

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