Manual transmission whine and popping out of 5th gear.

Tiny
DEANO2367
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  • 2002 DODGE NEON
Recently had engine replaced, clutch replaced, etc. Now transmission has a whine and will not stay in gear on its own. It pops out of gear. I have to hold the stick in 5th gear to have 5th gear work. When you first start car whining is ver loud, after 10 minutes or so of driving noise almost completely disappears. If the clutch pedal is depressed the noise also almost disappears even when transmission is cold.

My question is: what could cause this whine and popping out of gear. I didn't have this problem before the engine was swapped. Same size engine was replaced. Could it be linkage, bad throw out bearing, or pilot bearing?
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 12:04 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like throw out bearing
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I had the throwout bearing replaced when the clutch and engine were replaced. What could cause the transmission to pop out of only 5th gear if the throw out bearing isnt the culprit? I would think if the bearing is the entire problem then the transmission would pop out in any gear, not just 5th. Is it possible the synchronizers are bad in the transmission? I didn't have this problem until after I had the engine, clutch, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, installed professionally.
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 12:48 PM
Tiny
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Make sure the shifter linkage is engaging the trans all the way into gear. If it is, then you likely just have a worn out trans and the gears are moving around on a bad bearing.
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 1:20 PM
Tiny
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Yes the linkage is engaging the transmission fully. I had another car a few years ago that did the same thing but would pop out of more than one gear, yet had a new throwout bearing. I replaced the transmission and drive that car another 200k miles before I sold it. The guy who bought it has taken that car to California a dozen or more times since from STL, Mo. Without a problem. Thanks once again for your time and advice. I truly appreciate
Your knowledge. Have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
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My Honda accord 2007 manual transmission the fifth gear pops out while in motion
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 AT 7:48 AM
Tiny
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This is someone else's question that is nearly 2 years old. Please start a new question of your own.
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 AT 7:51 AM
Tiny
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My car is currently experiencing the highlighted fault! What should I do
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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As I stated, start a new question of your own. These questions belong to one person only
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 AT 8:15 AM

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