95 Camaro Shifting Issues

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 157 MILES
95 Camaro 3.4L 5-Speed shifting issues. When fresh cold start I can shift fine but after car warms up it is hard to shift into 1st or 2nd also reverse is hard to shift into at all times. To get into reverse without grinding I need to go from 5th straight back to reverse and sometimes it seems like it pops out. The problem with 1st and 2nd just started yesterday but the reverse thing has been like that since I bought the car. What could be the issue?
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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 2:00 AM

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Tiny
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Check to see if you get a full clutch engagement, it may not be. You could have a worn syncro on 1st &2nd this cold also be a worn shifter or linkage.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Well I noticed the next day after The warming up and being hard to shift if I downshift as I stop letting off the clutch a little while I do that it typically will go into gear ok but not always. Also sometimes it will "bite" a little sometimes going into the gears depending on the rpm's I guess. Are the syncro's hard to fix? Cheap or expensive?
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Normally to replace the syncros is a trans rebuild which is exspensive. You can go to a junkyard and see if they have a trans, you can usually find one at a junkyard with reasonably low mileage or so. But make sure to check your clutch for proper adjustment as well as working correctly. You may have an issue like a bent release arm or the hydraulics isn't pushing the clutch all theway to disengage. I'd really have the clutch checked first as reverse doesn't have a syncro and it sounds like that the clutch may be your problem. Or the linkage for shifting is completely worn out.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 10:32 PM
Tiny
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See I have only had the car for 3 weeks and when I got the car they said they recently replaced the whole clutch system including the clutch slave cylinder. They said they had to go through 4 different clutches though to get the exact right one. I know some parts are new but dont know about all personally. I also wanted to ask about another issue I am having, I thought it was a loose sway bar or end link but now im thinking its in the axle or something. When I have someone sitting in the back seat and I hit a bump or something causes the car to lean to the passenger side I get a thump noise almost like something wants to come through the floor. I doubt its the end link as one is brand new and was tightened recently and the other one they said was fine. It seems as if maybe the gears in the rear are popping or something. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 AT 2:38 AM
Tiny
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Athump in the rear can be alot of things, it can be a loosesuspension part or the driveshaft hitting the floor due to weak springs. When you just said they had to put 4 different ones in to get he right clutch, that leads me to beleive that they could have the incorrect one in there. Or there is a part that isn't operating correctly with it. Your best thing here is to have aprocheck this car out by inspection and give him all the problems youare having with it. Make sure he checks all the fluids as well as you may be low on some. Gears normally shouldn't "pop" when added weight is put to a vehicle nor shoud it sound like something hitting the floor. You could have a bad shock or strut in the rear causing this. SAVE yourself some money and have a pro check this, then you will really find what you are up against and have it corrected. Popping out of gear in a trans is an indication of soemthing worn in the trans and usually those things have to be removed and tron apart for any real diagnosis.
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for the late response but as far as the tranny goes everything seems to be ok now for some odd reason. The thump sound in the rear is still there but I would guess it is a bad shocks or struts causing maybe the rear axle or something in that area to hit.
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Friday, July 15th, 2011 AT 7:14 PM

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