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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).
Is it hard to get into 3rd from 2nd or from 4th or both?
Does it grind when trying to go into 3rd or does it feel like the shifter is blocked off from this gear?
Once in 3rd does the shifter seem sloppy or flopping around more so than while in other gears?
So far the most likely issue based on your description is the synchronizer for 3rd gear is damaged and causing this issue. If there are no concerns getting into 4th then the shift fork should not be to blame.
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