Difficulty Getting In Gear
Greetings. This is my first post so I hope I get it right.
I have a '94 (123,000) 2.3L with a manual transmission. Recently I began having trouble getting it in first gear or reverse from a dead stop. Since this began I now start the vehicle in the gear I need. Reverse when backing out or first when going forward. When driving I've had to result to putting it in first gear just as I am rolling to a stop. Or in the case of going from reverse to first sometimes I have to shut the vehicle off, put it in first, restart and then proceed. If I'm still rolling a little in reverse sometimes I can get it to go into first. After I get moving everything is fine. The clutch seems to be in good shape judging by how far off the floor I lift the pedal to get moving. There's no mashing of gears except when at a full stop and attempting to get it in gear. Sometimes there's a little grinding noise - sometimes there's not. (Reverse gives me the most trouble) Sometimes I just have to push the shifter a little harder to it get in gear. If it were the slave cylinder wouldn't I have trouble shifting in all gears? Some notes: I changed the transmission fluid at 100,000 and the clutch resevoir is full.