The shift wasnt hard at all. All gear positions feel fine and solid. I looked at the shifter and the linkage and it moving like it should. Im taking the tranny out now to see if something went wrong with the clutch.Hmmmm.... how hard was that 3rd gear shift? Pull the inspection cover and the clutch fork boot, see if you can get a peek inside and see whats going on, anything I can think of that would cause this going to make more than a slight random tick for noise.