Originally Posted by Klinton
I everyone, I have an 85 GT hatchback 5speed. It has a hydraulic clutch conversion.
About 3 weeks ago I was sitting at a red light and had it in first gear, when it turned green I started letting the clutch out and it popped in to neutral. I put it back in 1st and drove off. So I didn't think anything of it and thought maybe it just wasn't in gear all the way the first time. It did it about a week later again. Same exact scenario. And so now the last few days I've been driving it, it has been really hard to get it in to first gear. I have to pretty much be stopped, and it takes a lot more work to get it in to 1st. Once I take off, it goes in to second pretty easily. But if I'm just sitting still and try to shift it in to 2nd and back to first it's really hard to get it in and out of gear. Any ideas on what it might be??? Thanks for the help guys.
Have you checked the fluid level?
Sounds like you may have not had it in gear good that first time and it's possible you damaged the transmission when that happened.
Have you been speed or power shifting it?
If so and you do not have a shifter or transmission with built in stops, you may have bent the internal shifting forks.