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Quick Clutch Question

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#1 SoobDood05


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:55 AM

Hi all, got a 90' OHC 5sp loyale, driving lately the car will be doing great, but when the light turns green at a busy intersection, my car will randomly not go into first gear, and trying to get it into first, manages to grind and make me cringe at the sound, then will suddenly pop in, shift smooth through all gears. this is totally random so im not sure what the case is, do i just need to adjust the clutch cable? is the pressure plate going maybe? clutch is 2 years old. Done a clutch cable on someone elses GL but other than that i am unfamiliar with clutch stuff, other than using it to drive lol, so thanks in advance For any ideas or input.

#2 MilesFox


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

tighten it up. sounds like the clutch is dragging just enough to turn the synchros. I bet you have trouble in reverse, too.

tighten it, but not too tight, but just enough to take the slack out of the cable, that's all.

#3 l75eya


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

Grind it till ya find it ;) haha obviously jk.

#4 SoobDood05


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Alright thanks for the tip! im on it, and yeah reverse has been a bit of trouble too, ever since this cold weather second gear and reverse make a rubbery squeak when they go in lol. thanks guys will update after i adjust the cable.

#5 SoobDood05


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

well i adjusted it and it seems to be a bit smoother now, it is very cold and snowing pretty good over here, i think a new clutch cable will need to be in order here soon at the dealership as im sure this one is very old and stretching, and its an easy job, so all is well for now, thanks all, cheers!

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