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Verification of Manual Transmission Problem
Posted 25 July 2003 - 04:24 PM
My Loyale is the first car I've owned with a manual transmission. Everything else that I've driven with a manual transmission has been farm tractors, which are fairly bad examples of how a tranny should act, I think .
The clutch on the Loyale engages/disengages about an inch into the pedal movement (e.g.- I put my foot on the clutch pedal, push down about an inch, and the clutch disengages/engages). She doesn't want to go into first all the time. Reverse has been intermittently grinding, with the clutch pedal pushed all the way to the wall.
My first thoughts are to replace the clutch. If there's anything else wrong with the clutch assembly, I might be able to tell it when I replaced the clutch. And if there's anything else wrong, I might better replace the clutch while I'm in there. But I'd feel better if I had a second (or third, or seventh) opinion.
Does it sound like a worn out clutch? Pressure plate? Flywheel?
Posted 25 July 2003 - 05:21 PM
Posted 25 July 2003 - 06:55 PM
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 07:08 PM
The grinding getting into reverse has got worried, though. With the car at a full stop, clutch pressed all the way down, it'll sometimes grind as I shift into reverse. I've seen the interior of tractor transmissions that have been abused... each time I grind going into reverse, I have nightmares of chewed up gear teeth.
Posted 26 July 2003 - 12:33 AM
This dosen't seem right to me, there should be about an inch, and even a little more free play on the pedal before you feel the resistance of the clutch cover.
So, if i understand well the cable is to tight tentioned and this will result in a worn disc in a short time.
Posted 26 July 2003 - 05:28 AM
Posted 27 July 2003 - 07:33 PM
I'd adjust the cables, drive it around Russell Sage's (local college) parking lot, shifting, testing reverse, then adjusting more. My final adjustment left the hill holder tightened as far as it'll go, and the clutch cable just snug.
I drove it for a few days, and things seem to be pretty decent. Managed to tighten up that muffler clamp that was loose, letting the pipe adapter will around, making a bit of noise.
Sorry 'bout resurrecting the dead thread, too
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