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Car Shakes Violently On 1St Gear

Toyota 3A Engine,T40 Trany. After a dead stop at a red light and when i put the gear to the 1st and try to go forward the car starts to rattle like crazy the whole car shakes almost stalling the engine and when I try to slowly release the clutch same prob I can even hear the drive shaft shaking then after accelerating foot down and slowly releasing the clutch helps. But starting from the 2nd is fine a little rattle and it goes fine after that shifting isn't a issue at all. What is causing this ? Cooked clutch , fly wheel ? Cheers. Its like this BUT MUCH MUCH Worse

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  •  Dinuka Senadeera
    Dinuka Senadeera Dec 04, 2012

    And same goes with the Reverse Gear*

  • Louis Dec 04, 2012

    Yeah, it's a good probability that it's the throw out bearing or broken fingers on the pressure plate face. Either way, you'll have to drop the inspection plate, if there is one, otherwise you will have to pull the trany back and have a look to see what is happening. If the bearing or the fork is the problem, you may as well change the clutch plate at the same time, depending how many miles is on the vechicle.

  •  Dinuka Senadeera
    Dinuka Senadeera Dec 05, 2012

    Thanks man Will do that. God Bless


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It sounds like you have a blown throw out bearing for the clutch operation. Fix it soon or you'll do a whole lot more damage to the drivetrain.

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    Dinuka Senadeera Dec 04, 2012

    Ado the same thing happens to mine when I take my leg off the clutch a crunching sound comes out like this so its the bearing ?


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