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    No 3rd gear after freshly rebuilt trans?

    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?
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    As long as the shift linkages are all hooked up correctly and aren't binding on anything, it's likely an internal problem.
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    I will double check to see if there is any binding, but I would think that if every other gear works fine it's unlikely. Still, I will check again. I want to cover all my bases.
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    Ahh.....This is an easy one. They either have the wrong shift sleeve on or they installed it backwards. 100% Positive of this.

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    If its a shift sleeve, can I still drive it to the shop and just skip third? The shop is about an hour away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWatson17 View Post
    If its a shift sleeve, can I still drive it to the shop and just skip third? The shop is about an hour away.
    Yes you would be fine. As long as there is no issues with any other gears. When I did the lgt gears in mine I got an old style shift sleeve in the new style box including part number. lol Got in and the same thing happened to me. I ended up throwing together the spare trans out of left over parts and still the same issue since it was a new style third gear I put in with the old style sleeve. Combined on both transmissions I drove on it skipping third for about a month and a half. You can actually use third gear for downshifting but as soon as you put a load on it it'll pop out of gear. It really sucked for me. Tell them the white dot goes down. lol

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    Haven't tried downshifting in it yet, but yeah every time I gave it power it just falls out. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    Ahh.....This is an easy one. They either have the wrong shift sleeve on or they installed it backwards. 100% Positive of this.
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    I know this is a old posting but does anyone know the part# for the revised shift sleeve ? I thought they (subaru dealer) would know since I got the revised third gear set from them that I would need the revised shift sleeve to make it work properly.lucky for me the transmissions are pretty easy to remove rebuild and replace.

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