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Old 02-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Well it seems..

That a skip shift eliminator may be the reason for some your's 2nd gear grind. Ive recently. Installed a hurst short throw and a skip shift eliminator and under hard acceleration have been grinding in 2nd gear. So I lifted the car and inspected the shifter, it was installed properly. So I brought it to the dealer to check the synchros and it was fine so I removed the eliminator and booya no more grinding. So I suggest try that out first. Ill just wait to get a tune for the shift lock outs.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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I suggested this a while back (over a year ago), but everyone seemed to think I was just out to insult them.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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I suggested this a while back (over a year ago), but everyone seemed to think I was just out to insult them.
Also, I think even the skip-shift itself being a problem is over-rated..lol
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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Wish that was the answer to my problem. I haven't touched skip shift and I've got the grind. Like you said it may not be a fix for everyone, but good that it helped you out.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Wish that was the answer to my problem. I haven't touched skip shift and I've got the grind. Like you said it may not be a fix for everyone, but good that it helped you out.
Same here, but I have wondered if the grinding does have something to do with the skip shift itself.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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Same here, but I have wondered if the grinding does have something to do with the skip shift itself.
Sorry you guys are having problems, maybe its hit and miss, or maybe I just don't drive that hard, but I did see a thread or a topic about 2nd gear grinds somewhere..."GM knows about it, and is looking into a fix"...something like that...good luck.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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I have had a skip shift for a while and have never had a second gear grind, before or after. I did just install a Hurst shifter, but I won't know if that is a contributing factor until April. But I doubt it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #8
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I have had a skip shift for a while and have never had a second gear grind, before or after. I did just install a Hurst shifter, but I won't know if that is a contributing factor until April. But I doubt it.
For what its worth, my experience going from stock to hurst billet plus has been no grinds of any kind with either one with the skip shift in place...
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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One way to test this theory would be to take a car that has just started to experience the 2nd gear grind and simply unplug the skip shift solenoid. This will not have a negative affect on the transmission function. It will only disable the skipshift solenoid.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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Well befor I installed both the shifter and skip shift, I never experienced a grind. My car is a 2012 with about 4k miles befor and after I installed them I started grinding really hard. The only thing that helped was removing the eliminator. I suggest to whomever has the eliminator and the grind to try removing it, just a help full siggestion
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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I don't have a skip shift installed and I have some second gear grind.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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Chevy has to get with the program!

I got so tired of all the problems with the transmission in my 010 that I did something I never thought I would , I traded it for a Ford Got a 012 GT Mustang GT 6 man what a difference shifts like the Camaro should have. No satisfaction from the dealer couldn't see having it done on my own, why should I have to pay for thier F up.
I don't miss the grinding and all the cluncking and thumping noises from the front and rear ends I know they had problems with the Getrag trans but they man up to the problems and made many upgrades. Chevy won't even admit to any problems. Hated to do it never owned a Ford before but they made me do it Here is a list of all the upgrades

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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I got so tired of all the problems with the transmission in my 010 that I did something I never thought I would , I traded it for a Ford Got a 012 GT Mustang GT 6 man what a difference shifts like the Camaro should have. No satisfaction from the dealer couldn't see having it done on my own, why should I have to pay for thier F up.
I don't miss the grinding and all the cluncking and thumping noises from the front and rear ends I know they had problems with the Getrag trans but they man up to the problems and made many upgrades. Chevy won't even admit to any problems. Hated to do it never owned a Ford before but they made me do it Here is a list of all the upgrades
No one can MAKE you do anything. You always have a choice.

But I agree I had a 2000 Mustang GT that shifted way better than my Camaro :( No grinding, and it did not make a clunk clunk noise when I would let out the clutch fast with it out of gear... Chevy transmissions of late are not the greatest, I had a automatic in my 2003 GMC that was never right either... it shifted weird, gave me whip lash once...
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Wish that was the answer to my problem. I haven't touched skip shift and I've got the grind. Like you said it may not be a fix for everyone, but good that it helped you out.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #15
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I got so tired of all the problems with the transmission in my 010 that I did something I never thought I would , I traded it for a Ford Got a 012 GT Mustang GT 6 man what a difference shifts like the Camaro should have. No satisfaction from the dealer couldn't see having it done on my own, why should I have to pay for thier F up.
I don't miss the grinding and all the cluncking and thumping noises from the front and rear ends I know they had problems with the Getrag trans but they man up to the problems and made many upgrades. Chevy won't even admit to any problems. Hated to do it never owned a Ford before but they made me do it Here is a list of all the upgrades

google ford gt transmission problems... I'm sure they didn't tell you anything about that at the dealership

When that one fails are you going to trade into a challenger?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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google ford gt transmission problems... I'm sure they didn't tell you anything about that at the dealership

When that one fails are you going to trade into a challenger?
No this one is staying for a long time, luckily I didn't get shafted on the trade
don't get me wrong I liked the Camaro and would still have it if it weren't for the problems, more so for the dealers attitude when ever I complained about the problems. The Camaro failed allmost from the start so I am allready ahead.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #17
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I don't have the skip shift eliminator and I still have the 2nd Gear Grind on hard acceleration.

I don't think that causes the 2nd gear grind.
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