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Under certain conditions I've notice a very hard, notchy feeling when shifting into 2nd and 3rd. Almost like the synchro's are not up to speed when the shift engages. Does not grind or anything, so I'm just wondering if this is the way the tranny is designed, or if it's something I should keep an eye on. [dunno]

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hey VQ...i ve noticed the same exact thing on my sedan but i didn't do anything about it because i thought maybe this is how it is...it shifts really stiff into second sometimes.

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Yeah, it's not a grinding feeling, just like the gears "catch" abruptly without being up to speed. Only happens in 2nd and 3rd.

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People have been complaining about this on FA and other fora for a while. Infiniti seems unconcerned so I suppose this is simply the nature of the tranny. I'm not sure I understand the nature of the complaint well enough, personally.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Semi On

I'm not sure I understand the nature of the complaint well enough, personally.
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what happens is that when you shift to first its this one lump that you feel when you shift which is normal but when you shift to second that lump is there and also there is another lump that you have to pass that is very stiff so like you have to push the shifter into second a little harder for it to completely enter second. I hope this helps your understanding of the problem.

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Yup, but I'm betting that it softens up a little in time. My old Maxima was the same way in the beginning. By 1500 miles, it was very slick.
 

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The notchiness of the shifter even caught the attention of the Road and Track Writers/Testers as the listed that notchy feeling as one of the "LOWS" of the G35 Coupe 6 Speed.

It is most likely normal. Mine does it as well.


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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by hyeteck

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Semi On

I'm not sure I understand the nature of the complaint well enough, personally.
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what happens is that when you shift to first its this one lump that you feel when you shift which is normal but when you shift to second that lump is there and also there is another lump that you have to pass that is very stiff so like you have to push the shifter into second a little harder for it to completely enter second. I hope this helps your understanding of the problem.

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That actually does explain it far better, thanks. I do notice what you're talking about and it actually causes me to never quite feel as sure in this car as I have in other sports cars. I find myself pulling against the wheel when shifting into second, though I don't notice it much in third.
 

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EXACTLY Semi! I find myself grabbing the wheel hard and trying to get a better shift into second. It's really hit or miss. I'm trying to figure out if it's a certain speed, RPM, or clutch pressure, but I've still come up blank.

Feels very similar to shifting into reverse on older cars. You feel some "gear feedback" in the stick.

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I find it just notchy when changing gears......I cant say that I am having that much of a problem.I feel a little resistance, where you cannot change the gears lightly. No big deal to me as I have to realize that I am not driving a Honda Accord here.

After all , we own a Skyline. This is "High Performance" Material here. This car is said to be designed with the best and most innovative solutions from the manufacturer.

I have been reading the reviews for the 350Z and they say the same thing about the 6 Speed version---The key word is "Notchy"

Actually, the word of the day for most high performance cars is "Notchy." I also researched the BMW M3 and they say the same too about their 6 speed.

My conclusion is "Notchy-ness" must come with the "High Performance" territory.

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