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Last month my '91 turbo began grinding intermittently when I shifted into 5th. I knew I had a bad clutch master cylinder and replaced it. The car continues to grind when shifting into 5th, regardless of whether i double-clutch, unless I leave the clutch disengaged long enough for the engine speed to settle to idle, at which point I can select 5th with no problem. I do know that my clutch pilot bearing is on its way out, could that be causing my problem? Or is the synchronizer a more likely suspect? None of the other gears, including reverse, ever grind.
 

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Seems like the clutch is not disengaging properly. What happens if you keep engine speed to what the speed would be in 5th gear, clutch disengaged?
 

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If I depress the clutch, match revs, and immediately go for 5th, it grinds. However, if I double clutch and match revs with my foot off the clutch pedal, especially if I wait a couple seconds before matching revs, it goes in gear properly.
 
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