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Went to look at a 95 NT, and noticed something odd about the trans, and wanted a 2nd opinion from you guys.

When rolling up to a stop, the car doesn't want to be downshifted into 1st gear. You have to be almost completely stopped for it to go in with the same ease of the other gears. It almost blocks you out of the gate, and when it goes in, it is rather notchy.

Is this a 'normal' thing with the 5-spd's found in the NT's? Or is it something much worse?

Thanks in advance

Also, can anyone recommend any good dealers near York, PA to get warranty work if this turns out to be a problem?

Rich
 
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I have a MKIII with 210K, and the tranny has always been difficult to get back down into first. Not normally a problem however, because I try to wind it up in first before I get into second, plus I can pull away in second from about 3MPH, or downshift at that speed. Any high-speed downshifts into first will put real wear on the first gear sychronizer: I wouldn't do it.

I changed to RedLine MT90 recently, after running regular lube for the first 15 years. Before, I could almost never get into reverse without double clutching or going into first gear first. Now she slips in just as though reverse was synchonized. Imagine what the RedLine must be doing for the other 5 gears that do have synchros. That's one of the first things I recommend you do if you buy a Supra. That and the differential and engine, although Amsoil appears to be preferred for the motor.
 
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I have a '95 non turbo MKIV. . .
I know my car well, This is not a problem at all, I also have to be almost completly stopped to put it back into first also, That is just the way they are.

Once you have been on the highway, or have been driving it for a while it tends to loosten up and you can put it in 1st at a higher speed ( like maybe 15 - 20mph)
 
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Rich, just one question, why the hell do you want a non-turbo? ;) i guess coming from a dsm, that is a step up. :D

drop me a line sometime, i wanna hear the latest updates on your car.
 

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Silly Lester

Silly lester, the NT is for me mum! I didn't think she needed a TT :)

As for my car, its doing OK. My 3rd gear synchro is giving me a fuss when I take 2nd above 7K, so I'm replacing the 3rd gear assy this weekend. Hopefully that will fix all my issues so I'll be ready to go for WWIII.

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Re: transmition

stormformance said:
I have a '95 non turbo MKIV. . .
I know my car well, This is not a problem at all, I also have to be almost completly stopped to put it back into first also, That is just the way they are.
How long has yours been doing this? So you've driven other 5-spd MKIV's that were like this? Just seems unlike any other toyota tranny....

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