Originally Posted by gt29905
My first post!
So I recently gave my Ntc3 rtr + a thorough cleaning. Sprayed it liberally with WD-40. Far too liberally... Now it won't shift into second gear. First is all I get, without difficulty. I've read every thread about "ntc3 shift problems" on this site and others. The thread I've found that most closely matches my issue, was by a guy who had cleaned his ntc3 with denatured alcohol and this had de-lubed the one way bearing in the tranny. I've already purchased some one way bearing lube and I'm ready to dissect and lube that thing. I just thought I'd post this up and see if anyone knows a trick to more accurately diagnose the problem other than just finding someone who had a relatively similar problem and copying his solution. Thanks in advance for any advice you care to lend!
If your car moves under power, it sounds as though the 'one-way' is working.
It may be the dose of WD40 on your trans clutch shoes that needs to be fixed.
I would picture replacing the trans clutch shoes since I've heard mixed results from attempts to 'degrease' friction parts.