Manual trans shifter frozen in cold weather 1984 toyota tercel
Yes I had the tranny oil changed --- no water at all in oil.Had a flood two weeks ago. Shifter loosens up after long engine warmup and drives fine. Question is , is it possible for water to be holed up in the upper trans? how do I get it out?
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First off, is it the clutch will not engage or is it the shifter will not move? If the clutch won't let it go into gear without grinding the you may be low on fluid or you have a weak slave cylinder. If it's the shifter itself then more than likely with the cold weather we've been have, the oil in the trans is cold and thick, do not force the shifter, it may break. When was the last time you changed the trans oil? If it's running that thicker oil to keep the whining sound out of the trans then theirs your problem and you should use a thinner MFG approved oil in the cars transmission.
the linkage or the cable from the shifter to the trans.?
block the tires so the car can not roll away...
open the hood and remove the cable from the shifter on the transmission.
see if you can manualy move the shifter on the trans.
if that moves... you may need to replace the cable (shift linkage)
The shifter pawl on the trans maybe stuck in between gears from a broken spring? On it but try to remove the neutral safety switch to see if that is frozen it could've become broken and jammed from force applied trying to get the shifter to work and the shift lever will not move also disconnect the linkage and try to shift it from the trans with the neutral safety switch out and try to move the shifter cable it could be frozen or if any work was done the cable could be crimped inside the sheath causing it to not travel freely if it's frozen use a torch on the metal wire part only and gradually heat it and try to move it you must understand that I'm not there so you have to investigate the possibility of all described here yourself to get to the problem I don't think it's internal failure from your description so external investigation will be a big help especially if you have driven in deep snow or a lot of slush good luck stephen
well there should be a drain plug might look a little flat on the bottom side of the tranny, thats were you drain the trans, to refill there should be a plug on the side of the tranny, your going to have to get creative on filling the trans until the oil starts to slowly trickle out . if you can get to the shifter and pull the shifter out and fill this spot
Check both sides of the gearbox for a plug (screw) simular to the drain plug on the bottom. This is a level screw remove it then on the bottle of trans. oil their should be a lid with a pipe on it put the pipe in the hole and squeze the bottle until the oil comes out of the hole in the gearbox.