1966stang New Reader
10/1/09 3:07 p.m.

My Miata (2002 LS, 5 speed, 80,000 mostly highway miles) kicks out of first gear once in awhile when pulling away from a light or stop sign.

My guess is 1st gear synchro is going. Going to try a gear oil change with Redline Synthetic before I do anything.

How much do syncro's cost? Have a good wrenching buddy to help install, just curious about the part if it is the synchro.

Also, is there a heavy duty Synchro available, and will this bump me out of stock class if I install it?


EvoRoadster New Reader
10/1/09 7:42 p.m.

In reply to 1966stang:

It would be easier and cheaper to find a replacement 5 speed and no, a transmission swap will not bump you out of stock class.

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