this is strange because I can shift without any grinding after pushing the pedal down only about an inch, with still a few inches left to the floorNot the first time I am hearing about a tranny problem... we've replaced three of them, now.
Do you have cold weather mats in your car? possibly jammed up behind the pedal and not allowing it to fully depress? Are you short and maybe not bottoming out the pedal? Simple questions, but it's amazing how many times someone thinks they have pushed all the way and there is an inch of room left.
maybe its something aided by my removal of the cdv...
regardless, sounds like an issue with 6th gear or the clutch
idf it does it 5th to 6th also, or if he never goes 5th to 6th, only using 6th on highways and only right after getting up to speed in 3rd or 4th, then it could be the gear
if it doesnt do it 5th to 6th then idk maybe the clutch? or driver error.
driver error doesnt reflect badly on the driver in some situations though, could just be a weird thing with the clutch or something.