car will not go into 3rd gear

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Old 01-26-03, 05:27 PM
richard31
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car will not go into 3rd gear

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1991 4cylinder manual

The car is manual 5 speed. When you go to put it into 3rd gear it sometimes pops out of gear. It does not do it all the time, about 50% of the time. I have looked at the gear shift and also the cables to see if something was out of wack. Also the speedometer is not working. I replaced the top speedometer cable but did not help. There is another cable that connects to the transaxle. Could that one be bad.. I did check to see if the top cable was seeded right and it was ok. It just did not work when I connected it to the other cable.
 
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Old 01-26-03, 05:40 PM
Joe_F
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Wiped clutch (Mileage on it?) or internal tranny issues (synchros worn, etc).

Change the other speedo cable to get the speedo working.
 
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Old 01-26-03, 05:47 PM
richard31
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3rd gear

there is 146k miles on it.
Do you think it could be the cabling from the gear shift to the transaxle. Just thought it was funning that the 3rd gear was the only one that did that. Also if you hold the gearshift in the 3rd gear slot will not come out.
 
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Old 01-26-03, 06:59 PM
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It could be. Generally popping out of gear is indicative of something inside gone bad though.
 
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