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Old 02-08-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hi Is normal if the clutch sits about 1 inches higher than the brake pedal

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When i want to put on reverse gear
Sometimes is hard and i hear like grindin sound


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The pedal is normal. And your reverse gear it could be the synchro going bad.


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Can i drive like that or i need to fix the sync...


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It shouldn't hurt, if it gets any worse then replace it. My chevy has been doing it for years. Just bring the rpms off idle when you put it in reverse and it should go in smoothly.


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Anytime, nothing else wrong or any mod questions you have?


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No thats the only problems

But i have other question when i put Ac and the defrost
The rpm goin up and down


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That's also a common thing when the A/C is turned on the engine works a little harder, so the rpms fluctuate a little.


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No thats the only problems

But i have other question when i put Ac and the defrost
The rpm goin up and down


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Im aways use the defrost when it was raining but one day star to make that problem
It Continuous it go like 1500 rpm down and it will not stop an till i turn of the defrost or ac



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Im aways use the defrost when it was raining but one day star to make that problem
It Continuous it go like 1500 rpm down and it will not stop an till i turn of the defrost or ac



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Maybe your alternator is starting to go bad and you are overloading with the accessories. I don't know ask recon he knows quite a bit

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Maybe your alternator is starting to go bad and you are overloading with the accessories. I don't know ask recon he knows quite a bit

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That's a possibility, one way to check the alternator is taking it to a shop and checking the voltage drop. It will show you if it's going bad, I believe parts stores can do it too.


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Another way is a high quality battery charger, the easier of the two. You can hook it up and monitor the battery voltage and charge. If it lowers at an idle or the charge drops then the alternator is going out. I'm an auto tech by profession, those would be the methods of use. Should I be giving this info out for free? I might lose some business...


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Another way is a high quality battery charger, the easier of the two. You can hook it up and monitor the battery voltage and charge. If it lowers at an idle or the charge drops then the alternator is going out. I'm an auto tech by profession, those would be the methods of use. Should I be giving this info out for free? I might lose some business...


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Not like it is info you can't find on Google lol

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Not like it is info you can't find on Google lol

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That's true. I learned through trail and error, not the best method. The interesting thing is most of the local shops in my area wouldn't know this. I found that out one fella came to our shop after spending close to a grand and it turned out the alternator was bad.


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That's true. I learned through trail and error, not the best method. The interesting thing is most of the local shops in my area wouldn't know this. I found that out one fella came to our shop after spending close to a grand and it turned out the alternator was bad.


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That is definitely the way my dad and I went about it. If you plug your phone into a charger and the battery percentage goes down your charger is bad. Same concept as an alternator lol

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That is definitely the way my dad and I went about it. If you plug your phone into a charger and the battery percentage goes down your charger is bad. Same concept as an alternator lol

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At the time, me and my know it all self, tried it and failed (know it all teenager syndrome= KIATS). Best method ASK SOMEONE WHO'S ALREADY TRIED IT!! Aka my boss...


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At the time, me and my know it all self, tried it and failed (know it all teenager syndrome= KIATS). Best method ASK SOMEONE WHO'S ALREADY TRIED IT!! Aka my boss...


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Luckily my uncle runs a mechanic shop and my dad was quite the gearhead when he was younger so ki get quite a bit of help

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Luckily my uncle runs a mechanic shop and my dad was quite the gearhead when he was younger so ki get quite a bit of help

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My entire (both sides) family's profession is automotive related. My boss is my pops, 45 years experience. I'm a fourth generation auto tech, 16 years and counting. What can I say cars are our lives. Every holiday get together we're in the garage working on something, 4-6 hours later we go do that holiday customs. But help is always the best tool...

I think I win lol...


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I'm pretty sure reverse is not synchronized. I know mine doesn't go in like it should. It's common.
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I used to have a problem with my reverse too. Here's a trick you can try that works for me 100% of the time but until you get used to doing it quickly, it could be annoying. if it is fighting to go into reverse: let the clutch out, put clutch in, go into 1st, go into reverse. Works every time for me and I've had bad reverse for over 2 years.
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