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any reason why if i'm not COMPLETELY lined up when shifting, i find it much harder to shift into gears, and feel a small grinding feeling, like the gear is snapping into place in 2 or 3 different locations? I drove the car off the lot and didnt feel this until recently. (car is two weeks old). Is this normal, or should I question the dealer about it? It's not a grinding sound, but a grinding/stiff feeling in the stick. I'd much rather the gears always go in smoothly, making for easier shifting and a more fun ride...no?

thanks in advance!
 

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I have ATX but I think your problem is a problem and you should talk to the dealership about it. But dealerships being dealerships...let some more people chime in to give you a fighting chance on what the problem might be.
 

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How hard are you trying to force the car into a certain gear? You can't just slam it in, you have to gently push it, then it should glide in smoothly.
 

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yea i noticed that if i sit there and think about each gear, and push it in slowly, it will SOMETIMES go in smooth...i mean, i may just be over-reacting...im just getting nervous because its a brand new car, and I dont remember others feeling this way when i test drove them.
 

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normally its a little harder to shift if its colder out and all your tranny fluids are cold...once everything gets warmed up it should perform better. If thats not the case, maybe u should bring it to the shop.
 

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Mine's the same way (manual transmission). It seems to be affected by temperature (worse when the car's cold or on cold days), and I believe this is one of the reasons people are changing the transmission fluid for better/different stuff. First to second gear is where I notice it.
 

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I always wondered what the X stands for in MTX and ATX. Is it for EXTREME!! :lol:
I think you guys should call it MT an AT, unless this is the way kids theses days say it. I'm probably too old :?
 

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[quote author=KrisZ link=topic=66700.msg1157778#msg1157778 date=1169226977]
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MTX(manual transmission)
I always wondered what the X stands for in MTX and ATX. Is it for EXTREME!! :lol:
I think you guys should call it MT an AT, unless this is the way kids theses days say it. I'm probably too old :?
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I always wondered that myself.
 

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probably to not confuse "at" with "AT"....just a guess....

any suggestions as to what tranny fluid i should look into to get rid of this problem?
 

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A lot of older modems have a light labeled 'TX' to signal transmission of data. Maybe it originated there? For some reason, it kinda makes sense to me.

I usually use nkT where n = number of ratios, k = kind of trans (manual or auto) and T stands for transmission. IE:

4AT = 4 ratios, automatic transmission
5MT = 5 ratios, manual transmission
 

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my car has just recently been harder to shift now too. I never brought my car into the dealer for them to check it out. What do I say to ask them to check on it?
 
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