: 4th to second grind

12-18-06, 06:05 PM
I almost forgot about this. Every once in awhile, when downshifting from 4th to 2nd gear, the gears seem to grind but it acts more like a weak syncho. The shift can be positive but not pleasant. If I rock back to nuetral then back into 2nd the downshift is perfect.

Is this a common issue?

12-18-06, 09:33 PM
ya, you never skip gears down shifting..you can skip on the up shift, but never going down..Ive had mine grind if I skip gears down shifting...just don't do it, even if you don't let the clutch out slide it into 3rd then 2nd...should be smoother, and easier on your synchros too ;)

Seattle CTS-V
12-19-06, 04:43 PM
I downshift from 4th to 2nd all the time on the racetrack w/o issues. You just have to punch the throttle aggressively to rev-match a downshift from 4th to 2nd. If you get a bit shy on the rev-match you'll feel a bit of a grind.