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I think the problem is your original transmission was having a synchro issue at the 5th gear, which migrated to the 3rd gear synchro. When I say "migrated" I mean that it too is worn out, not that there is an "infection which is spreading". I would venture to assume your new-to-you transmission suffers from the same fate. If you bought the transmission new ...


To test the throw on your clutch: Press the clutch pedal down to the floor, slowly, and take a careful note of the resistance you feel on the pedal. At about 7/8 of the way down you should feel the pedal go slightly less resistive. This is the 'throw over' of the diaphragm spring of the clutch pressure plate. If you can not feel this lessening of the pedal ...

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