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Hard shifting. Clutch grabs at floor. 1st gear is almost impossible to go into unless down shifting at right speed. 3rd gear is getting more difficult. Is the problem the clutch assembly or hydraulic cylinder? Would like to fix myself to save my son $'s while in school. Looking for good manual also.

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It sounds like your clutch is going to need replacing soon.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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VERY Bizarre Combination of "Symptoms" I Believe Relating to Clutch or Transmission, or heaven forbid worse! Please help!


Hi,

First, congrats on the most detailed problem description I have ever seen! Seriously, it does assist us.

All this is completely consistent with your clutch not releasing properly, meaning that the gearbox is still turning when the pedal is depressed. The syncros in the gearbox will then keep you out of gear, that is what they should do. You can indeed shift into higher gears however when driving as the gearbox revs more nearly match to what is needed. The jerking forward when you hit the starter is due to the poor old starter motor having to move the whole car instead of just the engine, because the clutch has not released !

Now as to why, it is likely that the clutch release fork has broken, inside the housing. I had this once with a Mazda, and symptoms were exactly as you describe. The gearbox has to be removed if this is the problem, and you should also then take the chance to renew the clutch, pressure and driven plate both, unless quite new.

Also a possible cause is a complete loss of clutch fluid if a hydraulic clutch, or a broken cable if that type of clutch. Loss of fluid in a hydraulic clutch can be easily checked in the fluid reservoir, and can occur if a hose splits
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Jun 19, 2016 | 1995 Mazda Protege

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Wont shift right


we cant guess the tranmission. sold with car new.
ever.
I can't to me , is that its stick shift car. is it?
the problem is a bad clutch actuator (pedal to clutch main)
or bad clutch.(drags) yours is dragging , only why remains.
inspect the clutch cable yet>? and adjust free play per the book.?

the car is really an Isuzu Impulse minus some of that car's more expensive features.
Geo dead
Isuzu dead, double dead car..
the online books (alldata.com) show a clutch cable
buy a new one , i bet this one is EOL. end of life.
remove it install it and set the free play right.

Dec 05, 2015 | 1992 Geo Storm

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Replaced clutch and now won't shift into 1st, 3rd, or 5th gear


if it worked before why a new clutch,,,(context wins, here/??????)
ok, so you the clutch is failing,
you never posted the symtoms, not really
does car start in gear with clutch depresses, or start to move
does car take off in 1st ?
or is it just moving fast issues>????
cant up shift, cant down shift
hard to shift. (blocks)
grinds.

my wild guess, based on no input is the clutch linkage,
was never adjustED
the side kicks (not sport 1.8L) all have
cable clutches, and the 1 inch rule stated here.
i bet you didnt adjust it or the linkage splines are damaged.
or the pedal is cracked , caused by bad cable.
always replace the cable first. is it breaks other things if not.

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html


tell the full story and get ,very accurate tests to do,
and inspections.

Sep 02, 2014 | 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

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Caprice shifting


run fault codes and look for TCM problem. Have a pressure test done on the transmission to check for internal faults. Change the oil and check the filter and while the pan is off have the bands and clutch pack adjustment checked.

Feb 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Clutch starting to slip 1994 camaro can i adjust it


It does sound like your clutch needs replacing. Adjusting the clutch may help but will not solve the problem. If the transmission has not been serviced for a long time it is a good idea to replace the transmission fluid, inspect the pressure plate. They may also start to wear.

Feb 05, 2012 | 1994 Chevrolet Camaro

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1986 F250 manual 4 speed tranny. replaced slave and master. still same problem have clutch all the way to the floor to change gears and some times still not enough to change gears. its only in 1st and...


yes it sounds like the clutch is worn.1st thing when a cutch wears is its hard to get in reverse
as long as all air is bleed out(pedal feels normal)not a bad job unless its 4 wheel drive
good luck

Jun 12, 2011 | 1986 Ford F 250

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Grinding gears from 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 5 ok


Either your clutch is getting bad, or you're shifting down too soon, and up too late. Try double clutching. Push in your clutch and push it into neutral. Release the clutch, fan the gas pedal, push the clutch again and shift into 1st. All this does is sychronize the speed of the transmission with the speed of the engine. There were, in the 60's, a lot of cars with the old "three on the tree" that you had to do this every time, and you get pretty good at it after a while.

Jun 02, 2009 | 1995 Hyundai Sonata

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Trouble Shifting Gears in 2000 Daewoo Lanos


this is a clutch problem, do u have any play in the pedal? it should not have any play, if it does the hydraulic clutch release is the problem.

Dec 17, 2008 | 2001 Daewoo Lanos

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2nd gear clutching


STOP Downshifting!
STOP Forcing gear change, watch the Engine RPMs and shift accordingly, HOMBRE's are as good as the operator's. Hombre's have dash shift indicators which illuminate when it's time to 'shift' and not before, This has nothing to do with gear oil either. If you've drained it, you best fill it immediately and make sure it's ample level. The heat these gears sustain in is inceredible, cooling lubricant is essential. Here's a tip, while engine is OFF, ignition key is engaged, dash is illuminated, depress clutch peddle, keep it depressed and walk through all gears with gear shift, shifting should be smooth and unpeded, including reverse. If resistance is experienced at one or more gears, gear alignment is off as a result of inproper gear shifting while driving. Continue to drive vehicle just shift slower until clutch needs replacement then do an entire drive shaft upgrade. It worth it, it's great truck.

Jul 25, 2008 | 1998 Isuzu Hombre

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