Thats how the 5-speeds are. Its very odd. Anyway I just thought I'd add my 2 cents even tho we have established this to not be a major problem: my 02 does the same "impossible to get into 2nd gear" in the morning. Double clutching does help but I worry this puts too much strain on a cold engine.rusty97 said:I've had 2 tranny's and they both exhibited the same hard to get into 2nd gear issue.
The weirdest thing about this tranny (felt on both) that I've had is that sometimes the gears are notchy, sometimes buttery smooth and sometimes feel like there's no lubricant. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why or when but I can tell right away as I start driving as to which it's gonna be.
I have noticed if i leave the car running for 5-10 minutes while I get ready in the morning, 2nd gear USUALLY works... may wanna try that.