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The Infamous 2nd Gear Crunch

Discussion in 'Issues | Repairs | Warranty | TSB' started by Ruckus, Jun 29, 2017.




  1. Ruckus

    Ruckus Senior Member

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    has anybody else experience any nasty grinding while shifting gears? and before you ask no im not out driving like an asshole, literally just normal driving. i only have 30 miles on my R so far and ive had it happen 3 times so far and only in 2nd, for now anyways. goes into gear okay but just an awful grinding sound. yes i know how to drive a manual never owned anything else. trans fluid is good, no other problems so far. also i am a tech at my dealer so dont just tell me to take it in, im the one who has to diagnose it lmao. let me know people!
     
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    98-0425 Senior Member

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    Go get it checked out
     
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    Ruckus

    Ruckus Senior Member

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    not sure if your being a troll or you didnt actually read my whole post :hmm:
     
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    I've only had it happen once and that was on my own accord of being super tired in the morning and my hand foot coordination apparently wasn't up to par :(

    It was on 2nd though!

    The only thing I have noticed besides that is the notching sound that wasn't in my previous Si's without the short shifter. No grinding otherwise that I have noticed!

    Is it like an actual gear grinding or in the shifter area?
     
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    I've experienced a little notchy shifts here and there, but not a grind. Sometimes downshifting out of 5th into 4th seems a little difficult. I'm not sure if that's just because it's "new" and still stiff. I hope these don't have synchro problems like I had in my 8th gen.
     
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    Sorry, skipped the last two sentences.
     
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    I think what he's saying is to get it checked out - you're the first to report an issue.
    It's good advice - "Only a fool..."
     
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    He's the tech that will be doing the diag lol read.....He just wanted to know if anybody else has experienced this....
     
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    Only thing I can think of is possibly a bent pitch fork? Happened to my brand new 2015 manual Honda Civic, repaired at Honda free of charge
     
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    definitely actually gear grinding like its not a smooth shift, thanks for all the input so far! helps me out in the future too i can report what other people are experiencing if i end up dealing with techline
     
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    I had this in my 06 Si and they eventually tossed out a TSB for it. What is the part number for the Type-R trans? Is it unique among Honda (I hope)?
     
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    I had it happen once today but chalked it up to my novice manual driving skills even though I could have sworn I had the clutch in. I've had a few mis-shifts actually due to my noviceness, but nothing crazy. I do notice that even though the shifter is smooth, I feel like it expects you to really take control and shift with some authority.
     
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    50 ish milestone so far and nothing but smooth shifting so far.
     
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    150 miles here and smooth so far. Knock on wood...

    Definitely keep us posted.
     
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