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1987 chevrolet s10 clutch will not disengage, can not shift gears

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Could be the throw out bearing, really need more info.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

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    Terisa Apr 20, 2014

    I can shift the gears if the truck is not running. If the truck is running, I cannot shift at all. The clutch does not disengage when the pedal is pushed in. I bled the hydraulics today with no effect. Clutch pedal doesn't feel particularly mushy. When I limped it home the last time I drove it, when I pushed in the clutch pedal it made a lot of scrunchy grindy noise - it only makes this noise when it is in gear with the pedal pushed down. I had thought it was a problem with an air bubble in the master or slave cylinder, but perhaps not.

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check power on large yellow wire from ignition swith while turning key to start possition,this is the wire that powers the solenoid to starter.also may try tapping on starter with hammer while someone is trying to start.If starts while performing tap method you will need a starter. If no power to yellow wire at ign switch while starting will need electrical part of ignition.

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SOURCE: Power Train - Automatic 2001 S10

Normally, you will need to check the trans fluid level first. once you have verified proper fluid level, you will need to check all linkages that connect the shift changer to the actual transmission. make sure the linkages are sound and, adjusted correctly. once that is done and, no abnormal issue were noticed, move on to the DTC.

Ok, Your vehicle is past the OBDI stage so, you will need a scan tool or, diagnstic tool for pulling the codes in this case. this veihicle is on OBDII status. Some shops will scan your codes for free. Autozone is one place that will give you the code number for free.

The most common issue here will be fualty control solenoid(shift). This will require you to drop the transmission pan to access and test. the solenoid is attahced to the valve body inside the pan. this is the most common proplem spot. have this solenoid replaced if all the above check points are ok.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: NV3500 Problems shifting. 1998 s10.

It sounds as though either the throw out bearing or pressure plate are bad. The grinding makes me want to lean towards the pressure plate.

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SOURCE: 1985 Chevrolet S10 stays in

Your tranny may be gummed up. There are ball bearings inside it that move to cover different holes. One or more is probably stuck. Try some trans sealer and conditioner or a flush, just follow the directions on the label. They are about $6 to $20 at parts stores.

Posted on Mar 02, 2011

SOURCE: 1987 chevrolet s10 4wd automatic transmission. 4wd

You will have to remove the transfer case &
disassemble it, to make repairs

Drivetrain.Com -- seems like a good site
for transfer info

There should be a local wholesale trans
supply house near you for parts

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Do not have or sell anything

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1987 chevrolet s10 clutch will not disengage, can not shift gears


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