Ok so I have a 1991 honda accord I would like to know is y I have no 3ed gear I can shift fine in to all the other gears but when I go into 3ed it grinds and will not let me use it what can I do to

Nick Rhoads

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 09:55 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Ok form what you said I'm taking that your tranny is a manual. The reason why 3rd gear is grinding and not allowing you to engage it, is because there is damage present on the synchro ring for that gear. The purpose of the synchro ring on manual drive trannys is to allow engagement of that gear. There's really only 3 options you have replace the 3rd gear synchro, have 3rd gear rebuilt or replaced, or a tranny swap. Hope this helps.

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