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I have a doug nash five speed with a hurst shifter and a centerforce two clutch. here is the deal, just months ago I had the tranny overhauled I spent 1200 dollars, they put all new synchros, bearings, and a bunch of expensive reverse parts,forks, sliders, gears, blah,blah,blah,,,,, well anyway when i put the tranny back in i didn't put in a new clutch. it was really hard to get it into first gear in the begining, but the guy at the shop drove it and said it was okay, said the synchros needed to break in. Now i also have a rear oil leak that is making the clutch chatter, also the clutch is really going out, on it's last miles, now months later it is still hard to get in first, (not as bad), and every now and then usually at high rpms, it grinds into second from first, and i'm starting to hear a little bearing noise from the shifter, is it the oil leak? bad clutch, or was the tranny not put right together? did these guys get over on me? I'm going to take it back to them and before i would like to know what I should say and know what i'm talking about, also did i mess anything up?
 

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If the clutch is dragging {bad clutch} it will be hard to get into reverse not first. Sliders need a little breakin period not syncros and it is very little. A bad clutch could be causing the grinding going into second. One question I assume you have a scatter shield did you dial it in. Misalignment could be causing all your problems and the noise you hear is the front bearing dying from the misalignment.
 

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I don't have a scatter shield, how would it be misaligned if the input is in the pilot bearing and clutch, if it was misaligned wouldn't it not fit? also so it's probally not the oil leak or bad clutch, must be misalignement, or bad tranny? I have had nothing but problems with this transmission!,maybe new bellhousing?...
 

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Oh yeah, do you think the grinding has ruined my gears? it does it bad once in a while probally have done it about 10-12 times bad. THANKS!
 

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Why did you have the trans rebuilt? What was wrong with it. Just because a trans will go in doesn't mean that it is exactly straight with the center line of the crank. There is enough movement in the front bearing to allow it to go in even when it is off quite a bit. You are getting sporadic shifting problems which indicates your clutch not releasing all the time or your shifter is loose. You said the clutch was bad when you have it apart put the bellhousing on with out the clutch and using a dial indicator check for misalignment even stock bellhousings have been known to be not straight.
 

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wHAT a stupid mistake the shifter was loose, I tightened it up and it shifted much better, I took it for a couple of test drives, but I managed to make it grind again. Did I ruin it permanently! The reason for the rebuild was there was a lot of bearin noise, when I took it in they opened it up and found everything wrong. If there are internal problems, do you think I can convince them to fix it under warranty if i don't mention the shifter? any more ideas about the whole thing? any more info would be even better than what you have already said, Thanks a lot!!
 

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You said that you were going to change the clutch do that first before you do damage to the trans. When you put it back together make sure the shifter is adjusted correctly. I don't know how hard you were shifting but unless you were power shifting you probabily just flattened some syncros a little. It should be alright. What parts did the shop change, normally the front bearing is what goes on just about any manual trans.
 

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They replaced all of the bearings, seals, syncrhros, forks, sliders, reverse gear,slider, and idler. Do you think i should take it back to them while i have the tranny out? Also is it possible the gears clashed and were damaged. I was thinking maybe it is still doing the grinding because something got messed up when the shifter was loose? Thanks for all your help! Also do you think the oil leak contributed to anything.
 

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I noticed you live in concord, i live in berkeley, ever hear of petes gear shop in hayward? that where i got the work done. HEard anything good or bad?
 

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No I haven't heard either way I usually do my own manuals. If I get in trouble I have a friend that has had a trans shop for almost 40 years he has seen everything. He can get me out of trouble.
 

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Does he still work? maybe I should start spending my money with him? any other ideas about my situation?
 
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