tiagoc Posted March 30, 2006 Share Posted March 30, 2006 I know the common solution for the problem of gears jumping out of 1st or 2nd, is to check if the synchros or the gear's teeths are worn out. But if it only seems to happen in high 1st, could it be the same problem? When in low 1st, the gearbox can hold the pressure. I didn't try to descend a *very* steep hill, yet... So I'm not sure if it would happen also in low 1st. The problem is that the gearbox+transfer were bought with a 12 month warranty (still in effect, so I don't want to open it) and the gearbox was checked several times allready by the seller, who diagnosed several worn out parts, that were replaced by brand new ones (so they say...). I'm sorry, but I don't know the names of those parts in English The seller is now saying that the problem has nothing to do with the gearbox+transfer and that they can't be responsible for the "abusive use of the vehicle, that causes the probems described". Do they consider light off-roadding with a SIII an abusive use of the vehicle? Seems like it... Anyway, the seller says that the gearbox is a suffix D, with new parts installed. Before I go to court, to ask for a refund, I'd like to know what you think of this problem and (hopefully) give me some explanation/solution for the "jumping gear". I'll add that the SIII has an overdrive installed, but it's always disengaged when the "jump" occurs (I only use it in high 4th gear). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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