Re: No second gear !!
Since second gear normaly gets the most abuse from shifting the gears don't fully engage and the dogs sometimes use the just the outer portion, this wears at an angle. After enough time the angle becomes such that when the power gets ups there, around 6000 rpm's, it causes the dogs to slip off each other. When you have the transmission out be sure to inspect all the gears and the dogs, second gear is usualy the first to wear but all the gears should be inspected. There are some companies, can't remeber the names, that will back cut the dogs to ensure proper engagement, it isn't that expensive around $120/set.