Renault espace 2004,when going from any gear to another gear slowly,can feel gears meshing and it makes a noise as if the clutch is not disengaging properly,but clutch works fine when pulling away.Problem worse if you put car into neutral when moving then try to put car into gear,with clutch down.
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A clutch pedal normally does go all the way to the floor. If you can shift gear without a crunch, it is disengaging OK.
The loss of power could mean the clutch plate is worn and is slipping when engaged. There is a crude test for this. Start the engine and idle it. Apply the footbrake firmly, depress the clutch and put the gearbox in 3rd. Let the clutch out slowly. If the engine does not immediately stall, the clutch needs replacing.
I am assuming its a manual, if it is having trouble fitting into multiple gears, its probably the idle gear, which is the one that should be going an appropriate speed when you are trying to mesh gears (with the help of synchronizers which could also be the problem) and if its not going the right speed, then it will have some difficulties meshing. try this method. when you are going to switch gears, depress the clutch pedal, pull it out of gear, then when still in between gears, let the pedal out, then depress the pedal again, and select your gear. this is the "double clutch" method that commercial truck drivers use with transmissions that do not even have synchronizers in them and should work for you. if this does not work (or if it does but its such a pain to you that you still want to get it fixed) then go to a transmission shop and have it looked at
When the engine is idling and the gear box selector is in Neutral all the internals of the gearbox are rotating. Pushing in the Clutch disconnects the drive from the engine to the gearbox but it takes a few seconds for the gears in the box to cease rotating. All the forward gears have synchromesh so there will be no crunching noise ifa forward gear is selected immediately the clutch is pushed in before allowing the gears to stop spinning. On the other hand Reverse has No synchros and therefore selecting reverse before waiting a few seconds for the gears to stop spinning will produce the crunching noise you have described.
So it pays to wait a second or two after pushing in clutch before Reverse is selected to minimise the crunch and if the clutch appears to be working correctly in normal driving ,then no adjustment is necessary.
hi this might not have anything to do with the actual gear box, this sounds more like your clutch is on its way out, the wine you hear may be the thrust bearing bearings worn, and the no drive in 6th gear means that it has worn to the extent that it will not drive 6th gear, it will be better to get this checked out, but i am pretty sure it is not the actual gearbox...hope this helped
Hi It is the syncromesh, inside the gearbox, difficult to repair, most often you need to replace the gearbox although someone who was familiar with Renaults be able to, is yours the hydrolic clutch or cable??
If its the cable type you may be able to adjust it so it does not pop out of gear, but you will always have the little crunch coming down into third.
Im having a job trying to under stand your clutch problem but will try...
If you are loosing either pressure or clutch fluid then the cylinders Master and Slave Cylinder have to be either repaired or replaced.. but if the clutch has good pressure but as you say crunch into Reverse gear it should also do it in 1 and 2sec gears but if only reverse and 4th gear then the 4th gear scrinco is no good and the clutch plate assy also has to be replaced at the same time as the gear box is out to be repaired.. its a big job .
So let me know how you get on ... Ron
it may be something as simple as a slight ajustment of the gear linkage. be sure all the moving parts on the linkage are not worn. failing this it is highly possible it is a bearing inside the gearbox. we have a manual laguna and an automatic espace and i'v heard that a good secondhand renault gearbax is as rare as hens teeth.