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Old 01-23-2006, 07:04 AM   #1
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I'm Confused - no clutch...

when i SVTf is on or off i can put it into gear with no clutch , i still need the clutch to start the car and car still stall , but can go into gear with no problem with no clutch , i bought the car used , any idea what the previous owner may have done to it ?


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Synchros might be bad. Take it in to have it looked at.
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i was thinking maybe the previous owner disabled a sensor making it "impoosible" to grind or miss a gear ?
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Sombody smarter than me is going to need to give you a solid answer on this, except that you need to have that looked at. You've got an 04, the 5yr/100000mile powertrain warranty was standard, but it sounds to me like the previous owner wasn't kind to the clutch, and warranty probably wont cover damage by abuse.

While the car is off you can move the tranny into gear, that is normal. I dont have a technical explaination, but it is.

There is a clutch position sensor that wont let the car crank unless the clutch is fully depressed, if he'd bypassed that you'd be able to start the car with the clutch out, which doesn't sound like the case.

I'd be more willing to agree with syncros if you were having trouble getting the car into gear, the fact that you dont need to clutch suggests to me you previous owner flogged the clutch to hell :(

It needs a little work, good luck.
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i'll just ride the clutch out till its gone the replace it with a stg 2 or 3 and a better flywheel....
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well that isn't a clutch problem its your synchro's .. my cars had bad synchro's to the point where i needed a new transmission. Your car prolly needs a new transmission. If you put in a stage clutch with bad synchro's ur going to destroy your stage clutch along with your transmission. so b4 i modify transmission parts i'd check the transmission out first.
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