when you go to put it in gear, it almost feels like it stops short before its actually in gear....so you pull/push a lil harder and it will go in...?
im not sure what causes it. i know mine used to do it, but i havent drove but a few times in the past month, so i dont remember if it does it still. try changing the tranny fluid and put in some gm synchromesh. doing that helped my friends 99 SS
Fluid changes do help this problem somewhat. If it is equall resistance in all gears I start w/ changing the fluid. But if it seems worse in underdrive gears, 1-4 & Rev I'd look at hydraulic's & the trans itself. Aside from the shifter detent pieces, the shift rail & forks & bushings, & the bearing endplay & backlash settings in good condition/standing, only other things to worry about are;The clutch teeth on the speed gears the shift collars on the syncro's & the blocker rings have wear on them. That will add to the resistance in shifting when the teeth get rounded off, that it need a new one.
Same thing happened to me after I put in the SLP short-throw shifter. It was harder to bang 2nd at high RPM's w/dual-friction Centerforce & I used to miss gears a LOT. Now I have a Lou's short-throw with a Zo6 clutch & the ONLY time I miss is if I shift too fast, but it might have something to do with your synchros/shift forks being bad :dontknow: Good luck with the investigation.
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