Probably need the second gear synchronizers and maybe a gear too. Not a
big job for someone familiar with 5 speeds. Overhaul will probably cost
close to what a junk yard trans would be, but you never know what shape
the yard part will be in until the test drive.
If you are close to N.E.Ohio, I can recommend a Honda Pro who can fix
When you say "out of" second gear, do you mean into third?
Can you get into reverse and first OK when the car is idling? If so, check
the fluid level in the transmission. If it's low, you can get grinding. If
the fluid level is good (AND is not the wrong kind!), then you probably
need a rebuild.
After ascertaining the clutch is working correctly, I would try a drain and
fill with genuine Honda MTF and see if the problem gets better.
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