Originally Posted by spectre6000
Who rebuilt it, and what are they calling a rebuild? I don't know how it works in the Toyota world around here, but I've seen VW "rebuilds" that were nothing more than a power wash and some new gaskets. Not saying that's what happened, but the two theories posited within the context of a recent rebuild both point to worn parts being reused that shouldn't have been. The last time I saw a tranny do that (in a '60 bug) it was a chipped 3rd gear from a bad downshift. The three or four times before that (all bugs and one bus from '60 to '78) were worn first gear synchros. Different makes and models, but trannies is trannies.
Joe at CTS rebuilt it, using OEM parts....He came recommended.....