Why does my 5th gear slip out of gear while driving

Tiny
BUDDYDUCK
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  • 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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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 3:00 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Bad syncro in the transmission. It will have to come out and most likely be re built

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 3:01 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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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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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 7:15 AM

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