New to the car forums as well as to my Suzuki Cappuccino(1993). So, hello everyone !!
Just gave her the first test drives today, and it has problems downshifting from 3rd to 1st. First gear to fifth is a breeze, but not so much when you flip the script.
Changing gears from 3rd to 2nd is a no go. It wont engage into 2nd, it’s as if you’re tugging on a piece of rebar. And if I’m in 2nd trying to get to 1st, it’s the same issue, unless I throw it in neutral, come to a complete stop and give the clutch a quick pump. But then at that point I’m just upshifting. So yeah, trying to downshift from 3rd to 1st isn’t an option.
Any ideas of what the issue could be? If something’s wrong I can fix it, but I can’t diagnose an issue as I am not much of the mechanic type. I was thinking maybe some teeth on the gears could be chipped or on the synchronizer ring, but again, I’m no mechanic.
Any insight will be much appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to read!