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Old 06-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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hard to shift into 3rd

i was in the middle of a race today wen i wanted to go into 3rd i had a hard time doing it. my clutch is a little stiff but i made sure it was all the way down. i had to push the shifter up really hard and it worked after like the third push.. its happened before too. any ideas on what this could be?
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Re: hard to shift into 3rd

sounds like you have to much flop in your clutch petal so when you push the petal in the clutch cable is not pulling enough to go into neutral all the way. You need to adjust the clutch cable using the quadrant to take up slack.

If its the stock one you can put your left hand on the clutch and push it to the floor, hold the quadrant (above the gas petal white half moon shaped thing). Hold it and let out on the clutch slowly, the quadrant will rotate, just hold the side facing toward the back of the car and as it gets close to being out you will hear a click and it will take up some slack. Click it a couple times and see if thats better.

If you push the petal in hard or pull up on the clutch petal it will unadjust itself.
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Re: hard to shift into 3rd

so after i adjust it am i going to have to go easy on the clutch so it doesnt unadjust?
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Re: hard to shift into 3rd

na drive it normally, I just know on mine if I slam the clutch down it can unadjust itself back to where it was.
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Re: hard to shift into 3rd

oh ok..damn thanks man i was starting to think it was the synchro. so im guessing this will also fix the problem i have wen i try to put it in reverse? it does the same thing.
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Re: hard to shift into 3rd

well it might fix the issue and it might not, its the first step (easy free step)

and it may also help reverse~
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i really hope so! thanks!
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