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Old 04-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Ok so I was driving home from work get to a red light take off in first switch to second but it won't go in gear so I try third, fourth, and fifth. Nothing. I couldnt seem to get it in any gear. Finally I get it in to third and get home like that. I didn't smell my clutch burning or anything so I don't think it could be that. My clutch pedal did feel a bit different. Mayb my clutch cable came lose?? I would really appreciate any answers.
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The clutch cable has probably stretched enough not to allow the clutch to disengage properly. That would be my guess. If it broke, the pedal woud probably just be stuck on the floor.
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Ok so what is it that I need to do to fix this. New cable or adjust the cable?
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Ok so what is it that I need to do to fix this. New cable or adjust the cable?
If it has stretched enough to not allow the trans in gear, I would just replace the cable.
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Alright. So that's basically my problem right?? I shouldn't have to worry about my clutch??
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Wait for a few more people to chime in, but IMO that's what it sounds like.
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as said... clutch cable or cable adjustment. If you have to push your foot to the floor normally to shift its in need of adjustment.
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Clutch cable def I had the same problem. After I put the cable in drove like a new car.
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Does his car have a cable or is it hydraulic? Im not sure which ones are hydraulic.
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My car is doin the same thing! It feels like you have to force it into gear right?
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If you did'nt smell burning clutch than my guess would be cable for sure.
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My car is doin the same thing! It feels like you have to force it into gear right?
Well even if I tried to force it into gear it won't go not even grind the gears
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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Well even if I tried to force it into gear it won't go not even grind the gears
Yea mine is doing the same thing! I adjusted the quadrant (stock) and it helped a little. I guess it's tine to upgrade altogether!
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Yea mine is doing the same thing! I adjusted the quadrant (stock) and it helped a little. I guess it's tine to upgrade altogether!
I'm guessing that you're gonna replace the clutch, cable, quadrant, adjuster. I found a steeda kit on amazon. Cable/quadrant/firewall adjuster. $100. Good deal.
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That is a good deal clutch parts can get expensive.
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I'm guessing that you're gonna replace the clutch, cable, quadrant, adjuster. I found a steeda kit on amazon. Cable/quadrant/firewall adjuster. $100. Good deal.
Oh sweet! Yea I figure that's cheaper than a rebuild! Might as well try it!
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Go for it.
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Oh sweet! Yea I figure that's cheaper than a rebuild! Might as well try it!
Can you start the car while in gear and clutch pressed down? What happens? Does it go in gear with the engine off? Need to answer some questions first.
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And do you have a stock cable or an adjustable cable?
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Can you start the car while in gear and clutch pressed down? What happens? Does it go in gear with the engine off? Need to answer some questions first.
Well I can start it in gear clutch down but can't take it out of first. And it does go in gear while the engine is off
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:20 AM   #21
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Can you start the car while in gear and clutch pressed down? What happens? Does it go in gear with the engine off? Need to answer some questions first.
I can start the car while the clutch is pressed down. I can pull it out of first with the car on. It will also go into gear with the engine off. Stock cable and quadrant.
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Your clutch is shot. Clutch kit and cable kit will take care of it. You may just need a cable kit but might as well clutch it also. I'm sure that throw out bearing is bad also.
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So just go ahead and replace everything then right? And yeah TOB is out. I've been dealing with this damn squeak for a while now
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its amazing how many people are driving around with a bad adjsuted or stretched out cable can make a huge difference if you adjust it right.
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Yeah. The pressure plates wear out and the pedal gets stiff. It's kills the throw out bearings first. If you just replace the TOB and cable, it won't last long.
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Might as well replace everything just to be safe.
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Damn there goes my finical aid haha
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Damn there goes my finical aid haha
$400-$500 should get you there with good parts. If you do it yourself.
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And I also have a stage 2 clutch. Should I get another stage 2 or what would you recommend
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Do it yourself and save a few hundred.
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Any suggestions on what clutch to get? I had a centerforce dual friction clutch in mine but I've been hearing bad things about them lately! Oh and thanks for the help guys! I talked to a transmission shop and I told him the problems I was having and he told me "sounds like your synchros are bad, it's probly time for a rebuild."
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Any suggestions on what clutch to get? I had a centerforce dual friction clutch in mine but I've been hearing bad things about them lately! Oh and thanks for the help guys! I talked to a transmission shop and I told him the problems I was having and he told me "sounds like your synchros are bad, it's probly time for a rebuild."
All of your syncros are not gonna go bad at the same time. Clutch it and go from there.
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I'm guessing that you're gonna replace the clutch, cable, quadrant, adjuster. I found a steeda kit on amazon. Cable/quadrant/firewall adjuster. $100. Good deal.
American muscle, and u got a stage 2 so u deff need it
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Any suggestions on what clutch to get? I had a centerforce dual friction clutch in mine but I've been hearing bad things about them lately! Oh and thanks for the help guys! I talked to a transmission shop and I told him the problems I was having and he told me "sounds like your synchros are bad, it's probly time for a rebuild."
I would say get a ram hdx I got that for my car it's better than stock. To also make sure ur flywheel is okay to. Get it resurfaced. To do it your self isn't bad to be honest, it take's more time unbolting the exhaust. The clutch is 250 American muscle. Free shipping.
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Cool thanks guys! Ram hdx I'll look into that! Any brand clutches or cable and quadrants I should stay away from?
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