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I was on the freeway accelerating from 65 to 80 (to get around traffic of course) and all of a sudden i felt a "rub" sort of feeling, as if i hit the brakes for .5 seconds and i instantly smell trans fluid. My truck shuts off, i cant shift into any gear so i come to a complete stop just realising my truck is off so i start it back up and shift into first gear then when i ease off the clutch i get an awful grinding chattering sound from the transmission im assuming. I can shift through all the gears but 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear make terrible noises when i ease off the clutch and begin to accelerate. when i get into 4th gear it seems to work fine with a little noise and 5th works ok too with more noise than 4th.

at a stand still, in neutral, i let off the clutch and grinding and chattering begins.
pushing in the clutch the noise stops, and i cant even tell there's a problem.
(all gears shift normal) but 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (and 5th sort of) have extreme grinding noises when the clutch is engaged

any ideas, suggestions, comments, questions?
TIA
 

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Hate to tell ya it's not the throw out bearing and instead it's the transmission. Dead give away is the lack of noise in 4th. Power transfer is more a direct drive through the transmission in 4th, an alternate route using a countershaft for gear reduction on the other gears. The problem is obviously in this "alternate" route.
Pushing in the clutch you disengage the transmission...no turning = no noise.
 

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For my money I'd buy a used one. I see on www.car-parts.com a couple in the Tuscon area for $425.00 each. You can have a ton of money in one just replacing more common wear parts as in bearings and such, let alone when you start replacing gears and countershafts!
 
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