I just recently bought an 02 Wrx. Love it, But recently I've started noticing... a 1st gear grind.... Now I've done some searching around the forum, And answers have varied.
Here's what I can tell you:
1.)I dont believe its the clutch, It's not slipping at all, And the whole tranny was replaced at 88k, Cars now at 122k.
2.)The car ONLY grinds into first. Not even all the time, But it still happens enough to bug me. Even if it feels like I've got the clutch jammed to the floor.
3.)Everything else is smooth running, all gears shift smooth just first.
So what do you guys think it is? New fluids? And if so any recommendations? Anything need total overhaul? I love this car, But this grind is frustrating me. I'm taking any suggestions here, Hell if any of you are close enough, come over and take a look, I just want the problem gone. I hate seeing the Subi like this...