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Clutch hard to get in 1st gear but shift easy when in 2nd. And when comes to dry stop no pressure and hard to get in 1st gear. Over 2 miles gears shift fine from 1-5. When push pedal no pressure in 1st gear.

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    Jennifer Alfred Apr 01, 2011

    Changed clutch and slave cylinder still doing same thing. Do u think it needs to be bleed? No wetness. What else it could be.

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Hello deejaydevin9,

Your description sounds like a u-joint is bad. When a u-joint binds it causes torque in the transmission when the vehicle is not moving making shifting into first gear difficult.

The u-joints won't be lose as often is the case in the typical u-joint problem they will be stiff or frozen in place.

Change the offending u-joint. I always change both at the same time.

Good luck.
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Hi, look for WETNESS at the Master cylinder, and at the Slave cylinder, attached to the Bell housing. The loss of fluid is reducing the Stroke of the Push Rod, which will create Clutch Drag, as you appear to describe.

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