Spider transmission dilemma need your expert opinions
Firstly, i`m very tired as i`m writing this as i have been spending time researching on the net for nothing but car stuff for my dad, and we are sorta rushing to order parts for our 1996 916 Spider.
As far as the transmission goes, this is my area of least understanding, especially as i am a mediocre DIYer. I certainly have never opened up any kind of transmission. We are still waiting on a workshop manual and parts manual.
Enough of the self pity... I am unable to shift into 2nd gear, and it makes a deafening sound when we try to (Regardless wether the car is moving or not or if the engine is running or not), but shifting into the other gears is a breeze.
So what could it be, synchronizer gear(s) or what? Could a lack of transmission oil cause this? We did see a slightly weeping clutch slave cylinder (we are ordering a repair kit or a whole new slave cylinder if needed), could an improperly working clutch slave cylinder cause this maybe?
We just wanted to get an idea of what to order before even having the mechanic open up the transmission. I would hate to have the car stuck and not running for fear of other problems developing from disuse (stuck up brakes, etc., easily happens to cars in tropical locations like where i`m at). Because it seems difficult to get transmission parts for the 916 spider, which is why i`m apprehensive at just having the transmission opened up.
So to you 916 spider owners who have had your transmission overhauled or fixed, say a synchro gear replacement or whatever else, what do you reccomend i buy for good measure (seals, gaskets etc..), its difficult not having at least a parts manual, which is why i`m in the dark on this one.. Thank You!