I just bought a 2001 Hyundai elantra 5 speed manual. The past couple of days when I come to a complete stop and try to shift into first, it just grinds. Sometimes I have to put a little force into the shift and other times if I shift into second then into first, it will go but not smoothly. Just recently I had to turn my car off completely then turn it back on while at a stop light just to get it into first. This starts happening after about 15 minutes of driving. If anybody has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it. This is my work car and I need it badly. Cant get it into the shop till Friday so just looking for some possible answers. Thanks
Most likely its a clutch problem not gearbox one.
- Worn out clutch disk.
- Something under clutch pedal stopping it from full travel.
- Air in the clutch system (needs bleeding).
- Fluid level in master cylinder too low.
Edit: If you have this problem only for first gear it might be bad synchronizer ring (synchro).