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Old 12-16-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by lhintos View Post
...The shifting in all gears just kept on getting harder (it is not smooth, like I can almost feel the gears when I am shifting especially in high rpms with first and second gear)...
1. You may have bad synchros (did the previous owner abuse the car).

2. Or air in the slave cylinder, is fluid level good?
Is the slave bled properly?
When there is air in the system, the slave cannot extend the rod very far ---> difficulty with shifting.

Try to bleed the slave.
a. Make sure brake fluid is up to the neck of the reservoir (the partition for the clutch system is in the back of the reservoir!).
b. Open the slave bleeder screw, fluid will flow out slowly.
Despite what people tell you to remove the slave to bleed etc. you don't need to do that, gravity bleeding will work just fine. Been there done that.

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