My 2003 Toyota Camry has a manual transmission. It grinds several times a day. It has popped out of gear one time. Is this something simple to fix, or will it be expensive?


First, make sure there's enough fluid. There could be one of several problems like wear or damage to bearings, gear or synchronizer. A bad synchronizer will make it pop out of gear. If you notice the noise is related to the pedal operation, the problem could be in the clutch assembly.

Updated on March 22, 2018

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Diagnosing Symptoms of a Bad Manual Transmission
By Dan Ferrell