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Temporary loss of clutch resistance?

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So on my way to work today, at a balmy 17 degrees f, I grind the crap out of second gear. Not normal. Then I start paying attention to my numb, shivering limbs and realize that my clutch isn't offering up any resistance for 85% of its travel. As I would expect to go along with this, I was having to ride my synchros pretty hard to get into each gear.

While I was listening to my stomach drop at the notion of replacing the clutch myself in this lovely weather, the clutch slowly but surely got it's groove back, and I was clutching and shifting normally by the time I pulled into my office.

...what the what?
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Yeah, I'm not sure about that. Last winter I had a couple scares on really cold days where the thing just would not go into first gear. I was sitting at a green light with angry drivers behind me as I sat there trying to shift into first. Both times it happened, I pumped the clutch to no avail, but when I shut the car off and restarted, it popped into gear like normal and off I went.

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