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Missing gears (2nd) when shifting

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I have a 2002 C4S with a Porsche short-shift kit in it. Occasionally, I miss second gear, especially when RPM's are high. I also miss it, though rarely, at slower speeds and low RPM. Is it possible it's a shifter adjustment? I'm hoping it's not a syncro issue. I don't hear any strange whine or tranny noise, and it's never popped out of any gear. Any thoughts?

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Visited the dealer today. The pedal is somewhat heavy, but there's no slipping and no throw-out bearing noise. They stated that it's normal for the pedal to get heavy as the clutch ages and dirt (dirt?) builds up. The car has 38k miles on it. They think it might be the clutch failing to disengage fully when depressed. This sound plausible?

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Visited the dealer today. The pedal is somewhat heavy, but there's no slipping and no throw-out bearing noise. They stated that it's normal for the pedal to get heavy as the clutch ages and dirt (dirt?) builds up. The car has 38k miles on it. They think it might be the clutch failing to disengage fully when depressed. This sound plausible?

Hi, I am in the same boat, I have found out the following about this problem: Pedal is heavy due to warping of the throw-out arm(Not sure on the exact name)but our tech shop out here said it is common, and there is an upgraded part that is cheap $15 or so that should be replaced when you swap the clutch. My clutch is not failing to dis-engage or re-engage, but I do imagine it might be time to replace, I followed the advisement of some of the guys in here on fluids that might help the sync's, and while it did help some, the problem is still there. The fluid's recommended were B&G syncroshift fluid and LSD additive. I can now with some degree ease(now being after a bit of time for it to work itself in) quick shift like I'm on the drag strip (the only issue is coming down into second sometimes) I have to say with the feeling of the thing that sadly I believe it to be a bearing issue, or something along those lines. I can feel a degree of give in the shift, before I just believed that the shifter was not fully engaging the gear, well after all the testing and the feeling out of it I do believe I will have to send it to Power Haus to be reworked.

I only say this as after I picked my car up from the paint shop where it had not been driven for 2 weeks I got in it and it shifted like a champ. Here's the back drop to this, I had the dealer put the tranny fluid in and they told me that it was a little over .5 liters low a few days before, then with the car not being driven for two weeks while at the paint shop, I assume that all the fluid seeped off the gears and it performed flawlessly, but once I drove it a bit it went back to the issues. and stayed that way when I filled it to the proper level. You can see if yours is reacting the same way by simply slinging it out of first and into second(if you pay close attention to the feeling of it you'll notice there's a bump in the 2nd gear engagement) and releasing the clutch, you'll be doing it right if you hit the clutch, shift, and release within 1 second. It sounds extreme but it is the safest way to start out you'll get a feel for it over time, or you can just find the time and pony up the dough to get it fixed or replaced. If it helps I am told that the 2003 6spd. addressed this issue and it is no longer a problem. HTH

Edited by ViolaGT3

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"Throw out arm" meaning the arm attached to the throw out bearing? I assume you are referring to decreased leverage now that it's bent? My dealer claims there's no issue with the tranny, so I'll probably start with the clutch and arm, though I'll have to wait a while until my recent exhaust purchase is forgotten by the wife.

Thanks for the reply.

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