I went and drove some more and the synchro is definitely fucking me. It basically grinds gears into second, even with moderately slow gear changes. I have to baby it into second for it to not give me this brief sharp grinding sensation as it engages. I'm going to change the transmission fluid tomorrow, and hopefully it will alleviate the synchro issue for a while. I can't afford to rebuild my transmission or get a new one, and my parents probably couldn't really help me out here either at the moment. I'd just be stuck with a car that has to go from first to third, which would kind of ruin it for me. Apparently it's a somewhat common problem on my car so ff. I wonder how much it would cost for a rebuild kit on my transmission. I wouldn't be able to do it one my own, i might end up having to just take it to the stealership.
Man i don't know how to do any of this or have any jacks(except my spare tire jack..)
What would the slave cylinder do if it were going out?
I'm going to just try and not stress over this anymore until i change the fluid in the trans. If it still has problems then i will get real serious about it. It started happening with the colder weather, so maybe that's it. It doesn't seem to be as bad after it's got warmed up. (but still there for sure)