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    Gear shift problems

    I have a problem when I shift down to 1st or 2nd from above 3rd...any one have this problem... Basically I find it hard to drop to 1st or 2nd as the gear stick kinda does'nt "find" the gear. It shifts all nice and smooth when the car is stopped though... any ideas? Should this be a concern or is it normal? I am getting kinda worried, can't remmeber how it was before as I just got it not too long ago.

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    Hello,

    I think it's normal, mine's does it depending on the speed. A friends ford does it as well...

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    hrmm i find it very annoying, i don't know if it has anything to do with the speed... i don't mean to drop it to 1st or 2nd gear, even while having the clutch in the whole time it's still hard to shift it to 1st or 2nd. sorry, not too good at explaining, hope you get what i mean though...

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    its normal mate, you shouldnt shift into first until the car comes to a stop anyway, cars dont like that
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    Actually you're right, it is the speed. I took it out for a run last night and Let it slow down continually and had the gear entering 1st, when it dropped below 10km/h it slid smoothly into first... I know its not good to drop it into first... I didn't actually shift, just put it there... Well it annoyed me because it was the same for second gear, dropping from 3rd. I'd understand if it was only for 1st, but oh well... sorry, this is my first manual car ops:

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