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Old 05-12-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Clutch issues

Well im currently on the highway waiting for a ride but as i was driving i decided to have a little fun since there wasn't any traffic where i was while going 60 i drop it to 4th and speed up but my shifter went loose, rpms kicked high, i let off the gas and the car began slowing down. i couldnt put it in gear so i just found the safest spot to pull over and here i am. good thing have mobile broadband on my laptop or else id be really bored. But my question is what could have caused this?


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broken clutch master cylinder
broken shift cables
broken shift linkages where the cables meet the shifter and/or selector
broken slave clyinder
broken shifter base
big time leak, no clutch/brake fluid
blown differential
blown gears

that is in order of possibility

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Well earlier today we changed the master cylinder since there was fluid leaking in my car from the master cylinder im thinking it could be related to a brake/clutch fluid leak somewhere and thanks for the speedy reply
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where could i find more information on replaceing the shift cables or linkage should that be the problem? at the moment im heading back to town with the car on a trailer and trying to search for more information on this
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your gonna want to check and see if the clutch/brakes are bled properly. it sounds to me that there still may be air in the lines.
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well did it make a grinding noise when you tried to shift or not?

if grinding noise - clutch or clutch fluid related

if no grinding noise - shifter or linkage related

another thing youcan do to check is pull off the airbox and take a look at the selector mechanism while someone else tries to move the shifter. if it moves fully between gears then the linkage and shifter are fine.
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well did it make a grinding noise when you tried to shift or not?

if grinding noise - clutch or clutch fluid related

if no grinding noise - shifter or linkage related

another thing youcan do to check is pull off the airbox and take a look at the selector mechanism while someone else tries to move the shifter. if it moves fully between gears then the linkage and shifter are fine.
Luckily i heard no grinding noise. and im going to try moving the shifter tomarrow morning i have CAI so itle be easier to do. as far as rechecking if the system is bled i probably have to do that again since i know that it took us two tries after replacing the master cylinder to get the brakes to work properly.
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Okay so i took a look this morning and i had a friend move the shifter left and right while i inspected the selector mechanism and i noticed that something had "come off" and i just popped it back inf place and it seemed to work from there but im wondering what this is and how i could replace it so that i wont have this problem again. i dont have a camera so i couldnt take pics but ill try if need be
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Okay so i went out and took two pictures of the problem.



The white piece further back is what popped off and is giving me problems, whats it called and how can i repalce this?

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Old 05-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #10
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Can anyone tell me what its called?
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