Okay, so after a long time of having the car broken (02 5mt), I finally reinstalled a freshly rebuilt transmission that has the STi RA gears. I get really excited, but decide I want to test it a little first, so on the jack stands I put it into each gear to verify that there is drive.
Every gear works fine and feels great, but third will not engage. When I put it in third and release the clutch, the shifter falls out a little bit. If I hold it in third and let the clutch out, it grinds like crazy. When it is in the third position, it feels sloppy, mushy, loose, etc. Quite honestly it doesn't feel like it goes in gear at all. On a freshly rebuilt transmission with new parts, I don't think this should happen.
I'll be taking it back to the shop that did the transmission ASAP, but I wanted to see if anyone knew what the issue is. Could I have screwed up somewhere, or is it not my fault?