Mechanics

WHY DOES MY 5TH GEAR SLIP OUT OF GEAR WHILE DRIVING

1997 Hyundai Accent • 217,000 miles

When I put my manual trans-axle into 5th gear and drive on down the road. It will slip out of gear by its self. I notice that it does it sometimes when the rpms drop a little. Also sometimes the lower gears are hard to shift into.
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Buddyduck
August 21, 2012.



Bad syncro in the transmission. It will have to come out and most likely be re built

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ASEMaster6371
Aug 21, 2012.
You can access the 5th gear by removing the end case with trans in car. Apart from bad synchro gears, a loose lock nut and worn needle bearings can cause that and replacement can be done on car.
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KHLow2008
Aug 21, 2012.

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