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  1. 2006 Manual Transmission 1st Gear Grind

    Scion xB Engine, Tech, & Performance
    Hey guys and gals, Since I got my xB roughly a month ago I've noticed a grind when shifting into first. It definitely happens when downshifting into first and occasionally happens when I shift from neutral into 1st from a stop. Here's what I've noticed: -grinding on the downshift usually...
  2. Input Shaft Bearing making noise? 04 manual

    Scion xB Engine, Tech, & Performance
    Hi guys my 04 manual is making grinding noise with the clutch in. Anyone have experienced a similar problem? Noise goes away when car is in neutral, or when the car is rolling but with the clutch in. My mechanic friend test drove the car and tell me it's not the wheel bearing, and after some...
  3. NewMember: Issues with my manual Clutch/Tranny

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    I have about 124K on the original tranny. I have a bad syncro with 3rd gear, (i have to rev up and wait to put it in third). I have also been finding that when initially putting it in reverse it gives this clunky dropping feeling. Im a single mom and this is my daily driver so it doesn't need...
  4. Clutch talk?

    Scion xB Engine, Tech, & Performance
    Hey guys, first off my clutch is fine, and i'm not having any problems. I was wondering a few things, what is the average life of a clutch? I just replaced mine about 4 months ago, and was wondering how long it will last? What are some of the clutches you guys would recommend (for daily...
  5. Manual transmission gear oil/ gear oil change.

    Scion xB Engine, Tech, & Performance
    Hey guys, I'm thinking about changing my gear oil soon on my 04 XB with 103,000 on it, and I was hoping to get some input. Whose done the fluid change themselves before? What kind of fluid would you recommend and why? Anytjing to be wary of? I've been reading some negative reviews of Royal...