it is somewhat tough to get into first gear from a red light. Almost always grinds going into 3rd. And every once in awhile second is iffy. So yeah, this trans is done. I do have a spare t5 sitting in the garage that I was told grinds in 3rd gear. But I'm not 100 percent sure on its condition. I'm wondering if it is more cost effective to rebuild the tranny myself, or buy another unknown used t5. Now I have to say, I have never rebuilt a transmission. But I think I could do it if I had a good book or write up on the rebuild. what is the real world cost of rebuilding A t5 yourself?