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Old 07-06-2010, 05:42 AM
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Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

sup guys, well i have a problem while im shifting gears. tranny fluid was changed about 500-1000 miles ago and car was shifting perfectly fine till few days ago. sometimes while i shift it gets stuck like halfways and i have to push it sorta hard so it fully goes in. when it goes halfways it feels like its fully in gear but its not. and its hard sometimes to shift also. when the fluid was changed tho the shifting was perfectly fine, so idk if its leaking tranny fluid but i will check tomorrow and if it is then im guessing that was the problem. but i honestly dont think its leaking.

oh and does the atts fluid matter or is it just unrelated to the shifting thing?

and when the car is fully stopped it is sorta hard to put in first, but say im rolling to a stop sign goin like 3 mph it first will go in easily (like the way its supposed to) and sometimes second and third gear grind. not all the time just randomly. I've been on google searching for stuff and heard it can be the tranny fluid,(but it was changed less than 1k miles ago with honda mtf), also fork, pressure plate, flywheel, synchro, and the worse the whole f'n tranny. i think it might have the stock clutch but not to sure, but then again it might have another one but maybe its old and worn out already.

so if you have any ideas help me out plz. i dont even want to drive it. cuz i dont want to make it worse. any ideas of how much it costs to get that checked by a shop or dealer? not fixed just checked so i know whats wrong with it so i can then buy the parts
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

sounds like a clutch problem....with the car off go under the hood and manually move the levers to put the transmission into each gear to make sure thats fine.
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

try what Team83rd said, if thats fine look under ur clutch pedal and see if its wet, you may not be fully engaging the gears , check your slave cylinder while your at it, the slave is under your headers to the left on the bottom it has a boot on it and it moves back and forth and see if thats wet or destroyed.Is your clutch slipping? when it goes into gear does the car stutter when u take off?
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sounds like a clutch problem....with the car off go under the hood and manually move the levers to put the transmission into each gear to make sure thats fine.
okay i'll check that out today and post back to see what if its that.

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try what Team83rd said, if thats fine look under ur clutch pedal and see if its wet, you may not be fully engaging the gears , check your slave cylinder while your at it, the slave is under your headers to the left on the bottom it has a boot on it and it moves back and forth and see if thats wet or destroyed.Is your clutch slipping? when it goes into gear does the car stutter when u take off?
nah it dont slip or stutter when i take off. and im not talkin bout the clutch pedal but the stick shift. it gets stuck like half ways and sometimes 2nd and 3rd grind and feels like right under the stick you can feel/hear the grind when it grinds. but just about all gears sorta get stuck halfways and is hard to put into gear also. im sure the clutch pedal is fine since when the new tranny fluid was in it was shifting smooth. ima go check if its leaking right now..i'll post back in a bit.
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

okay im pretty sure its the something clutch related tho. its just the stick that gets stuck half ways and is sometimes hard ass hell to push in. any ideas of what can cause that?
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

sounds like a broken springs on the clutch
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

k. just checked and the Master cylinder has a little leak. has the fluid under it like its about to drip. im guessing its a POS now right? now ima check the slave cylinder and see if that ones leaking also. btw would that cause my clutch to get stuck halfways and stuff? because also my clutch pedal lost pressure or something it was pretty easy to push in. so i made the engage point earlier and its harder again like it was before. but im guessing i should still switch the MC right?
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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

Did you ever figure out what the problem is? My lude is doing the same thing. I traded for it about 2 months ago and its been driving good up until recently... Now its getting really hard to shift. Im gonna change the tranny fluid tomorrow and check out the clutch, but any info you have on this would be much appreciated


edit: My bad man. I didnt notice the RIP thread in your sig...sorry to hear about your car... But if you figured anything out with your tranny/ shifting, a point in the right direction would be really helpful

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Re: Hard to shift gears, gets stuck halfways, gear grinds

Sounds like your pressure plate is totally worn. Time for a clutch replacement, my brother had a third Gen pretty new clutch just a cheap one and it went out after only two months. Took it back apart and the d@mn pressure plate one of the springs broke and bam another clutch put in, this time he coughed up some dough to get a better clutch.
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