2nd to 3rd shift

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Rampante Canadese, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Rampante Canadese

    Jul 10, 2004
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    Jim Chiarotto
    Okay, my first post!

    On occasion, usually aggressive driving, the shifter just flies out of the second gear gate as I shift to 3rd. This happened during the test drive of my '91 Testarossa. The salesman said "spring loaded" as I looked at him with some concern. I can't believe there are any springs in there. Otherwise, the car is a dream to drive and I track it regularly. I just worry this indicates I'm doing something wrong as I shift and that this may cause damage.

    What do you think??
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  3. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 8, 2003
    Wine Country
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    This would happen on my 348 while driving aggressively from time to time. But I always had to start it in motion, it never happened when I didn't want it to. Probably something to do with loading and then quickly unloading thetranny during the shift. Probably means you're driving hard, it wasn't a problem long term for me.

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