Second Gear Synchronizer Ring Problem?

Michael Lambert

Asked by Aug 13, 2009 at 11:15 PM about the 2005 Honda S2000

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2005 S2000 and until it gets warmed up, the transmission grinds (sometimes a lot, sometimes just a little) when shifting from first to second, even at medium and low RPMs.  Honda acknowledged that earlier models (pre 2003?) had a design defect in the synchronizer ring from first to second gear.  My mechanic and the Honda company state that my model has no such defect but I definitely have a problem.  My dealership also claims it can't fix the so called problem under the warranty because it doesn't grind EVERY time, therefore the synchronizer ring isn't technically broken.  If I have them take the transmission apart, they are gonna charge me like $3000.  HELP!

2 Answers

Thomas Otto

go here and ask this question, you will get a plethora of answers Try and slow the rate of your shifting down from first to second. This will make sure to give the transmission a chance to do its job.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Jonathan Weaver

I no longer own my S2000, but it used to grind into 2nd as well. I had the transmission fluid changed with GM syncromesh and all was happy after that. Also, this is also indicative of a worn clutch, not spinning down in time.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda S2000 Questions

Honda S2000 Experts

#1 Neima Shahbazi
Neima Shahbazi
Reputation 60
#2 FordNut
Reputation 40
#3 Kelly Mayo
Kelly Mayo
Reputation 30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MX-5 Miata"
132 Great Deals out of 5,153 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan 350Z"
85 Great Deals out of 1,556 listings starting at $2,895
Used Honda Civic"
1,052 Great Deals out of 56,341 listings starting at $995
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution"
21 Great Deals out of 849 listings starting at $14,000
Used Ford Mustang"
751 Great Deals out of 40,093 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW M3"
76 Great Deals out of 1,789 listings starting at $5,988
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi"
39 Great Deals out of 635 listings starting at $9,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
420 Great Deals out of 19,461 listings starting at $2,499
Used Subaru Impreza WRX"
59 Great Deals out of 1,342 listings starting at $3,895
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,377 Great Deals out of 39,234 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
313 Great Deals out of 15,078 listings starting at $1,799
Used Acura RSX"
15 Great Deals out of 582 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Honda S2000 For Sale
28 listings starting at $13,950
2007 Honda S2000 For Sale
41 listings starting at $13,995
2006 Honda S2000 For Sale
35 listings starting at $11,995
2005 Honda S2000 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $9,000