I have a 93 LX that im getting ready to rebuild. 2nd gear is grinding but if I let RPMs drop it will shift ok. In case I need to replace any actual hard parts what exactly do I need to look for? Just do not want to get it all back together and find out I should have replace something. Thanks in advance!
It sounds like the blocking rings are worn out not slowing the dog teeth down enough to mesh. It is not common for 1/2 slide shift keys to break but if it has gotten stuck in 1st or 2nd and you had to force it out, it is possible to break. I doubt you have any broken hard parts. This rebuild kit has everything needed inside.
Good news then. If you had hard parts broken in there you would know it. Make sure to set your endplay on the input shaft properly when you put it back together. And do not shift the sliders out of nuetral once you have put it back in the case until you put the top cover back on. Don't ask me how I know this. Just save yourself am anxiety attack by not moving anything til the cover is back on.