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Old 08-24-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Trouble shifting all gears.

Symptoms started when I went to shift into 3rd one day, wouldn't go in at all. Limped the car home having trouble getting into all gears unless at a complete stop and even had a little trouble then.

Sitting still it shifts fine if not a bit notchy occasionally locking out of 3rd or 5th, not much difference while running or clutch in or out.
I went through the cables and linkage, all is good with them. I can replicate 3rd and 5th lockout with the cables disconnected sometimes.

I bled the clutch, no bubbles. I also flushed the trans and noticed no shavings.

Clutch does not slip although engages fairly high. Tested clutch with parking brake on, car stalls in 1st and 4th with minimal slippage.

I am suspecting clutch does not fully disengage, I can get in gear if I rev match and pumping clutch makes no difference. Should I go ahead and replace the master cylinder even though it's not leaking?

I am almost at whits end with this car, hoping someone can provide some insight.

Thanks in advance!



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Mods please move

Oops this should be in SVT tech, mods please move thread.

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What is the fluid level in the transmission?

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2.1 quarts. When I flushed it the fluid was level with the fill hole.
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Have you adjusted the shifter cables?

Try that.

Perhaps the slave is on it's way out.
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Adjusted cables, no trouble getting gears if I rev match and double clutch. I think I'm going to replace the master first before I pull the trans...

I really do not want to pull the trans.
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I had the same problem last month except I had an obvious brake fluid leak coming from the bell housing. I could hold the clutch pedal in first gear, then wait 10 secs and the car would creep. I could shift as long as I didn't hold the clutch pedal for a long time.

Usually the master leaks inside the car when it goes bad. Also check the flex section on the clutch line to the trans it gets soft and balloons, but I think it would blow before it makes the car hard to shift.
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I did notice that the hose from the master to the trans has cracked rubber like an old brake line... would it be worth replacing? There are no leaks anywhere and the fluid is staying at a consistent level.
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I'm not seeing mention of it being hard to engage first at a stop.

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It goes in to gear fine at a stop or slow roll. Gear lockout is happening when over 25 mph and seems worse when warm.
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