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workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission

workshops 2013 Figuring out the 5 speed transmission
a better look at the working 5 speed transmission

My green and red Insight are both suffering from the 3-2 downshift issues, and after reading about syncro rings and clocking tabs,and other proposed issues with the 5 speed transmission, I decided it was time to better understand how the 5 speed actually works, and since I had the tranny from the green insight with a broken bell housing, why not make a visible working tranny and see what can be learned.
While many people have fixed the downshift problem, and they understand how the transmissions works better than I,so I want to really understand it, and hopefully document it in an easy to understand and visually demonstrated way.
This will be a part time project, and will be something we can work on in the new series of Saturday workshops I will start this week.