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m5od-r1 problem, please help

rileyrs

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so today i went to back out of a parking lot, threw it into reverse and all was fine, i stoped, put it in first, began to let and the clutch and just heard this spinning/ mild grinding noise, and the car would only lurch forward inches at a time.
i put it in second, gave it a little more gas and the same thing happened.
put it back into reverse and reverse worked, but i had lost all forward gears.
i shut it off and sat and tried to think of what could be wrong, then i started it again, tried first and it worked fine. managed to drive home, but the whole way i had a hard time downshifting, the shifter was just really reluctant to move.
now its parked in the driveway and im not sure what to do, i dont know much about trannys, and i dont wanna tare into it until i can get a little more info, if anyone has an idea as to what could be goin on it would be great,
thanks
 



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samickguy15

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Pull the shifter out and see if your bushings took a dump. that's a quick and easy start.
 












KPT

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Does it work right if you start the engine with the tranny in 1st and then let the clutch out?
 






rileyrs

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well it wont malfunction again, so im having a hard time troubleshooting it, but i havent actually drivin it since it happened, cuz im worried that it will leave me stranded at a stop light refusing to go into gear.
so all ive done is driveway tests, and its worked fine on all of then
 






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