2001 Toyota Celica 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION STANDARD GTS

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CELICA
  • 222,798 MILES
Can't place into 3rd gear at all, 6th gear has just started popping out of gear. All other gears work great, even reverse. Standard transmissions should out last an engine, however, one person is telling me it could be clutch, synchros, rods, and one technician says for 475 smackaroos, I'll tear it down, tell you what is wrong with it.

Honestly, not sure if I want to pay someone that much money to tear something down, and a new tranny will cost 3200 plus around my area. Rebuilt one, no one can say, depends on what is wrong, but they all want a small fortune to break the tranny down.

Just trying to see if this car is worth rebuilding a tranny for it, love the car, but can someone please help me on which way I should go.

Female but one upset white female if someone is trying to take me for a joy ride. Haha :)

Respectfully,

Evelyn
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 11:26 AM

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Tiny
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If 6th gear is popping out, that means an internal fault and most likely the synchros but when you have 3rd gear not being able to be engaged, it can mean something is loose/worn inside the trans and this can cause both symptoms.

Check with the junk yard and if they have one used trans that is priced reasonably, you can consider replacing the trans instead of rebuilding it.
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 11:33 AM
Tiny
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Junk yard no tranny, got 5 tranny shops scratching their heads, going lady, we can't find one any where. Standard transmissions don't need replacing, so one will need to be built.

Synchros expensive, guy told me if you don't know what you're doing, this can get your lunch, however no price quote on replacing synchros.

Guy said, new one or let me break this tranny down and see what is all going on. He said, can't tell you what I don't know, until I take a look inside.

Can loose mounts be the reason for gear popping out, bearings, or linkage rods?

Sounds like I just need to junk this car. Grrr

I can shift all the gears great when the car is off, just wish this 6th gear would not pop out, can go for miles and it not do it, then boom pops out, once pops out, want stay engaged for just few seconds.

Thank you for answering my questions, hoping you would be the one to answer my question. :)
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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When you reply to a question, the person who answered previously would be notified and response so you can only expect me for now, unless it is something beyond my capabilities, then I would rope in others to help.

The symptoms do indicate the trans has an internal fault and without stripping it down, it is not possible to know the extent of the damage and parts replacement required. There is a possibility it might be a simple job of tightening a lock nut and presto, the trans is as good as new.

Check with the mechanic to see if he is willing to remove the transaxle case cover to find out if the lock nut for the output shaft has worked itself loose. When this nut works itself loose, you get the symptoms described.

This job can be done on vehicle without the necessity to remove the transmission from vehicle and should be very much cheaper.
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, there was an error in the diagrams. Those were for the 5 speed trans. Here are the correct ones.
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so very much! I certainly will, why can't you be my local transmission specialist (laughing out loud), always my luck. :):)
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome.

The world we live in is such that what we have we don't need. What we don't have is what we need so if I am your local transmission guy, maybe I am not needed, lol.

Good luck.
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 AT 1:53 PM

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