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For awhile? How long? And then it slips again? I think you need a new clutch, your clutch disc must be worn. A new clutch kit includes a new clutch disc or plate, a new or rebuilt clutch pressure plate, and a new release bearing. Costs about $150-200,for the kit, but you also need the flywheel surface smoothed at a machine shop or garage, then the labor cost of removing the transmission or transaxle to replace the clutch- it all adds up to an expensive job.
Posted on Apr 10, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i agree with kirkx about things to check .. maybe this added suggestion will not be needed but that transmission has a special "limp along" feature .. that is, if it detects something wrong then the "limp along" mode is involked .. thats intended only to allow you to get to a service shop .. it may limit what gears you can use and can even lock up the torque converter .. you can still drive but it will lurch when you put it in gear and it may not shift ... its not unusual for the transmission to go in and out of the "limp along" mode for awhile until even more damage is done which locks it in that mode or until it quits completely .. lets hope you are just low on fluid ... make absolutely sure you use the correct fluid .. this tranny has a cooling problem (due to very low internal spacing) and needs a special thin oil to keep it from overheating .. you might consider having the tranny flushed ... they force a cleaning fluid thru it to wash out scale and deposits .. about $100 .. that wont help if its already damaged but worth a try since a new tranny costs about what the 96 is worth .... i love my 96 .. wish it would last forever .. the tranny repair shop tells me to expect from 75,000 to 150,000 lifetime .. but i have seen several with 200,000 or more miles .. maybe thats just luck ..
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
This sounds like the clutch cable has broken. Not that it couldn't be the diaphram on the pressure plate, but the cable is more than likely the problem.
It won't go into gear while running because the clutch isn't being depressed putting the transmission in a position to allow the synchronizers to work.
When you turn it off, you can easily shift into any gear, but trying to start in gear makes the car try to move. You can verify this by putting it into high gear and trying to start it, you'll still move but less due to clutch slippage. If you put it into reverse, it will try to go backwards-so don't do that!
Posted on Mar 22, 2012
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