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Jakeman

No Syncro on 1st gear

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Hi folks 

 

clutch on its last legs. That’s okay. But synchromesh gone on 1st gear. Could this be the clutch?  If I ignore it am I asking for future trouble. Will obviously replace clutch, but should I replace clutch and box?

 

thank you

 

paul

 

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That depends on how annoying the lack of syncro is for you?

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Im not sure on the TC, but many first gears are not synchronized, so in most transmissions a bad clutch will definitely cause a problem with shifting into 1st.  Even with a synchronized gear, a bad clutch will cause undo wear on the other synchronizers and gears.  So I would definitely replace the clutch.  Even if it doesn't fix your first gear, it will still save wear on tear on the transmission and probably delay the expense of a new gear box.

 

The good news is that you have a manual transmission.   Unlike us here in the US, we can't even get a manual transmission.  So when we lose a gear we are screwed! 

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All the Gears in that Transmission have synchros.  The one going into first  works hard if the driver is impatient and makes the syncrhro change the shaft speed. A new clutch and matching the engine and transmission speed carefully will allow the useful life to be extended to almost unlimited mileage. 

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