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      12-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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6MT, Downshifting to 2nd Gear?

So I was trying to downshift from 3rd to 2nd in around 3500-4000 rpm and the gear was just refusing to go to 2nd gear. I tried it few more times and the same thing happens again. Downshifting to other gears was working fine. Also downshifting to 2nd gear in lower rpm was working fine. I was wondering if anyone else has ever had the same problem?

And I should say I didn't search so sorry if it is a repost.
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      12-26-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
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Are you sure you're moving the shifter the right direction? I say this because I found this sort of problem happening to me as well, but I realized I was pulling too far to the bottom left corner at an angle. And at those higher RPMs, you just seem more focused in shifting as soon as possible. So I suggest just making sure you're pulling downward and not a 45 deg angle towards yourself. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, getting late over here and some beer isn't helping.
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      12-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Are you sure you're moving the shifter the right direction? I say this because I found this sort of problem happening to me as well, but I realized I was pulling too far to the bottom left corner at an angle. And at those higher RPMs, you just seem more focused in shifting as soon as possible. So I suggest just making sure you're pulling downward and not a 45 deg angle towards yourself. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, getting late over here and some beer isn't helping.
Good point, i will definitely try it again today. Thanks
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You might be going too far to the left into the reverse gate and pulling down.
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Rev matching is your friend ;D
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Oh definitely I did rev match, but I think people are right here, I went too far too the left ! I tried it today and it worked fine.

Thanks guys!
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You might be going too far to the left into the reverse gate and pulling down.
Yeah, I think this is what happened! Thanks
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      12-26-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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Yeah, this happens to me.... more often than I'd like. And it's absolutely my fault--pulling too close towards me and going towards reverse. I need to learn how to stop doing that :P
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Yeah, I think this is what happened! Thanks
Haven't you been driving your car for awhile and still can't shift from 3 to 2? Wouldn't that be something you noticed sooner than this>?
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How much force are you people using that you are going into the reverse area? It takes a considerable amount of force.

Use 2 fingers to go from 3-2. There's no reason to be using enough force to go that far left.
Agreed.
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How much force are you people using that you are going into the reverse area? It takes a considerable amount of force.

Use 2 fingers to go from 3-2. There's no reason to be using enough force to go that far left.
True, but when you are driving your car hard, you tend to change gear with more force and quicker as well. I agree with you though
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True, but when you are driving your car hard, you tend to change gear with more force and quicker as well. I agree with you though
Yea when you're rippin gears like a boss it's not that difficult to get into the reverse gate
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