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Anybody else have this issue?

When I first start driving my car, sometimes the car doesn't want to go into 3rd gear easily. Only when I first start it up though. After it's warmed up, no problem, and also no problem with any other gear.

Has been like this since new as far as I can remember. The car has never been in any wreck of any kind either.

Thanks for any feedback!
 

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The "3rd gear wall" is a known problem. The simplest solution is to replace the transmission fluid with an aftermarket synchromesh MTF. Amsoil Synchromesh MTF eliminated this problem in my car. However, I have read that Royal Purple or GM synchromesh MTF will work as well.

Don't put the Honda MTF back in. The dealer did this when my car was serviced and the problem returned after a few months.
 
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