1965 vw beetle Slight grind when going from 3rd to 2nd below 25 mph. Is the syncro going bad or is there another adjustment I can make?

Asked by Jun 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM about the 1965 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


Probably just a worn transmission. Have you checked the gear oil level and changed it recently?


Do you match the engine speed when downshifting? Give the gas a little blip when you downshift.

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