Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
What's this "nochiness" in 3rd gear?
I have read in these forums about a "nochiness" feeling when shifting. It's that crunchy, clicky, resistance I get when when trying to change gears. It get worse with aggressive driving. When I get into gear it's as if I've pushed a new key into an old lock. Happens in all gears a bit, except maybe fifth. First gear nochiness has been described in these forums and the solution seems to be drop into second before going up into first. As my mechanic says (and stop me if you've heard this one) they all do that. But lately, third gear has developed a very specific notch. With a gentle shift it's barely detectable. But with a little hard driving, I have to push to get that gear in place, more so than the others. Anyone know what causes this? Is it a problem or a feature? I don't yet know enough about transmissions to understand what is going on.