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Old 12-23-2009, 08:55 PM
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I have the 2500HD 4x4 with the Hemi and the 5-speed manual trans. The truck is now grinding when shifting into 4th gear. This happens up shift or down shift. Does it sound like the synchronizer going bad? Or could it be something else?
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Sure sounds like a syncro to me.
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Thank you sir. Any idea how many hours labor is charged to repair this?
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Should be in the neighborhood of 8 hours.
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Ok thanks! The truck has 93k miles on it. Would I be correct by telling service to also replace the clutch while its opened up? It's not slipping now, but since its got that many miles on it and its torn apart anyhow, is it a waste of $?
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I agree with it needing synchronizer . While you have it down may want to consider looking at replacing the clutch also . Would hate to see you reassemble it and in two months the clutch start giving you some issues .
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If you know for sure that it's never been changed, that would be the perfect time to do it. The only additional labor should be for popping out the pilot bearing and machining the flywheel. Make sure they use a good clutch and avoid the el cheap-o's found in most parts stores.
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Thanks all! Yeah, I bought the truck new in 03. So I know its OEM clutch. Recommend letting Dodge dealer do this or take it to a trans or speed shop?
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The dealer won't be your cheapest option, but you will have the benefit of having a warranty nationwide on parts and labor plus you'll be getting OEM stuff. Weigh your options and go from there.
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