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The synchros will be forced to bear the brunt of downshifting like this The synchromesh gears are gears inside the manual transmission designed to help the engine transition smoothly to its new RPM. They will wear out eventually, but the wear and tear will be accelerated by downshifting without adding throttle to help the engine match its new speed. The ...


There are two likely possibilities, and it could be both: Abuse As described in James' answer, with the right owner a clutch could be decimated with relatively low mileage. With mileage that low it would take some serious abuse to get there. Low Quality The clutch may have been built with low quality components. The Scion xA and xB of the mid 2000's used ...

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