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Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Ntc3 shift issue... beginner asking a tired question

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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!
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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.
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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!
I once lubed my 2 speed hub bearing with oil, the centrifugal force spread it all over the 2 speed clutch and it would not shift. If the 2 speed shoe has a shiny silver gloss from slipping, clean it down with brake cleaner to remove the oily residue.
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I once lubed my 2 speed hub bearing with oil, the centrifugal force spread it all over the 2 speed clutch and it would not shift. If the 2 speed shoe has a shiny silver gloss from slipping, clean it down with brake cleaner to remove the oily residue.
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Are there any household equivalents to brake cleaner? Perhaps denatured alcohol or something available at a pharmacy or supermarket?

I live in South Korea and getting to an auto repair shop will be difficult.
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Any cleaner/degreaser will do !!! Take your time....
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