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1989 964 C4 Downshifting into 2nd

Transmission and Clutch

Vehicle Information: Year: 1989; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.6; Total Mileage: 117000;

At a DE both the instructor and I had trouble down shifting from 3rd into 2nd (and 4th to 2nd) because the shifter would go past 2nd toward the stop for reverse (up and left). I didn't have this issue before but I don't know if I am moving the shifter too hard. The instuctor was a Formula Continental driver and I can see in his corvette (C5) the shift pattern is tight. Do I have a mechanical issue and is a short shifter of any benefit? I suspect something isn't right mechanically but not major and that a short shifter wouldn't be a significant gain.Is it expensive to work on the shifter? Can a mechanic get to it easily?Thanks

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