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Maybe someone here will know something about this. I've read that leaving a rattling shifter rod in a VR6 engine too long can cause danger to manifold (no not the :rice: kind), apparently it will wear down the plastic upper intake mani but exactly how long is too long? Weeks? Months? Not exactly swimming in dosh after Christmas and college fees.
whats a second gear synchronizer and is it bad if its worn out.
[QUOTE=c0nk3r;27347663]whats a second gear synchronizer and is it bad if its worn out.[/QUOTE] Assuming it's the same as what a synchromesh does then its job is to bring the gear selector and the selected gears up to the same speed before making contact, to prevent the grinding sound when changing gears. The part itself shouldn't set you back too much money, it's the labour which could run up a bill. Depending on your vehicle, the gearbox may have to come out which can be a couple of hours labour cost. Without getting a quote from a garage you just don't know how much work is involved. Worst case scenario, I'd say it would be £200 at the very most.
I have an old Pioneer CD player in my car. My friend gave me his old JVC MP3 deck which is significantly newer. He installed a brand-new Sony XPLOD stereo in his car but used the old wiring harness. He now has a new Sony wiring harness sitting and I could try using it but it might fry the JVC MP3 deck, especially if it's a higher wattage. I tried explaining to my friend that using the old harness for his new stereo could cause some significant problems but he says he's "not worried". What do?
My car grinds when shifting into gear at high rpms (when moving), and of course with the clutch fully depressed. Second gear is the biggest culprit, but as of late it's sometimes hard to get into any gear. Synchro gears, clutch, or pilot bearing?
So I have a '95 Honda Civic VX and my o2 sensor quit working. I was wondering if I was able to clean it to maybe get it to work again or am I screwed. Here is the link to the part page: $317.99 [url]http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Bosch-Oxygen-Sensor/1995-Honda-Civic/_/N-j1i36Z8gcvp?counter=2&filterByKeyWord=o2&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=232037_115420_1784_2425,97999[/url]
[QUOTE=squee63;27360509]My car grinds when shifting into gear at high rpms (when moving), and of course with the clutch fully depressed. Second gear is the biggest culprit, but as of late it's sometimes hard to get into any gear. Synchro gears, clutch, or pilot bearing?[/QUOTE] Check the transmission fluid? It sounds like it may be low. Also, is it discolored or full of particles?
Ironically, I'll find out soon, as I'm due for an oil change and I planned to do the transmission while I was under. My car also leaks or burns small amounts of oil. PO suggested that it burned oil, but it doesn't smell or smoke. Could it be the rear main seal, then leaking into the transmission? Note: '86 Honda Civic
The only problem I have in my car is that the central locking system doesn't unlock the rear left door so I gotta stick my hand in and open it from the inside to unlock it. It works the other way around though. Could that just be rust inside the door causing a bit too much friction for the central locking to work properly?
Ldesu, that sounds like a wiring problem, unless your doors look horribly rusty? :p I would trace that wire and try to operate the switch electronically from farther up the line, if possible, to check if that may be the issue.
[QUOTE=Ldesu;27365767]The only problem I have in my car is that the central locking system doesn't unlock the rear left door so I gotta stick my hand in and open it from the inside to unlock it. It works the other way around though. Could that just be rust inside the door causing a bit too much friction for the central locking to work properly?[/QUOTE] Wiring or the latch is jamming a little. Is it harder to pull from the inside than other door latches in the car?
[QUOTE=squee63;27360509]My car grinds when shifting into gear at high rpms (when moving), and of course with the clutch fully depressed. Second gear is the biggest culprit, but as of late it's sometimes hard to get into any gear. Synchro gears, clutch, or pilot bearing?[/QUOTE] Sounds like syncros to be honest, but it could be your clutch. Does your clutch slip at all?
well it's like it's trying to open but the little thingie doesn't come all the way up and I gotta use the door handle from the inside as you can't push or pull those little pins in a 940
So sometimes when i drive and i take a sharp left my car bursts into flames i'd like a reply thx [editline]12th January 2011[/editline] please hurry i'm running out of pants
Sounds like the flux capacitator, they're not cheap to replace.
[QUOTE=Higginz511;27368493]So sometimes when i drive and i take a sharp left my car bursts into flames i'd like a reply thx [editline]12th January 2011[/editline] please hurry i'm running out of pants[/QUOTE] nothing we can do die in the fire
[QUOTE=Higginz511;27368493]So sometimes when i drive and i take a sharp left my car bursts into flames i'd like a reply thx [editline]12th January 2011[/editline] please hurry i'm running out of pants[/QUOTE] funny guy, eh?
[QUOTE=MikeL14;27366545]Sounds like syncros to be honest, but it could be your clutch. Does your clutch slip at all?[/QUOTE] No, the clutch doesn't ever slip. But, the car only has 116k on it, funny that the synchros would be bad, eh?
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