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Old 12-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Odd shift into 2nd

Just curious if anyone else had experienced something like this. My speed came with a short shifter when I got it. Whenever I shift into 2nd from 1st, I feel a literal rumble in the shifter. It does go into 2nd and go but it's definitely a bit resistant. This applies to both 3k rpms and 4.5k, both times clutch fully depressed, no gas. All input appreciated!

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Do you have a short shifter plate (SSP)?


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To be honest because I didn't install it and it came with it, I have no idea. Best way to find out?

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Did you open it up & see if the short shifter plate is loose?
The bolts on my TWM SS comes loose after a few months.
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Its over the Transmission FYI.

It will be noticeable aftermarket. Do you clunk or hear anything when you shift into quickly?

If thats all good, May I suggest taking a look at your mounts? (transmission and rear)

A SSP will lead to harder shifting in all gears. This is offset by a heavy shifter knob and/or 20 minutes of weight lifting, everyday, for 4 weeks.
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No clunking and it's not the kind of resistance of lack of muscle lol. It's literally like I hit something, feel it rattle for a second then it goes in. almost like an incorrect shift rumble except not as rapid nor do you hear that grinding sound at all. Might mention it to the mechanic to check out if it's ssp

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I hear some SSP's will cause your shifter linkage cable to rub on something it's not suppose to in certain gears, which sounds like it could be causing the resistance feeling you are describing. Might want to check that out.


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Friend of mine and I are going to take the shifter apart and see about the linkage cable, also he said oddly enough that he thinks it might be brake fluid. Said there's a correlation between low break fluid and resistance to shifting. He gave me a more technical reasoning but I can't recall right now. I'll update after that whole project goes down. Checking that out, putting in boost gauge, and going to some ITV22s all in 1 day. Oh what fun will be had!
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Your slave uses brake fluid.

Definitely take a look at the shifter and use some loc-tight
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Try taking apart your center console and adjusting the linkage. I've done it a few times to try and get it right. 2nd seems to be an issue for some people, including myself until I played around with it

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Your SSP would be underneath the intake. You probably can't miss it if it's aftermarket
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