Shifter 1st gear Vibration issues
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This is a discussion on Shifter 1st gear Vibration issues within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello everyone Im relatively new to the WRX forum and just recently got a used 2003 WRX. My question or ...

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    Shifter 1st gear Vibration issues

    Hello everyone

    Im relatively new to the WRX forum and just recently got a used 2003 WRX. My question or concern is as follows:

    Every now and then, when i shift to 1st gear, i will get a very violent vibration coming from the shifter. (kind of like holding a video game controller with vibrational feedback) It only does this in first gear and only happens every now and then. I noticed though that if i come to a complete stop and shift to 1st, it will not vibrate. But if im sort of transitioning from a very slow speed (i.e.. <5mph or less) and try to shift to 1st, it will occassionally do that vibration thing. Not sure what that is as this is also my first manual transmissioned vehicle.

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    Could it be that you are grinding into first when downshifting while in motion? This is not uncommon if so. Use 2nd instead, and come to a complete stop before using 1st. Also, always depress the clutch pedal fully.
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