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Easy to shift when car is cold/off but hard to shift when car is warm...

anyone know why it does that? My master cylinder has a few drips on it but fluid is still full so im guessing its still good. but when the car is cold or if its off the gears go in smoothly but once the car is warmed up it gets a little harder. not all the time but daily it happens every now and then. can someone help me out please. i was saving up for turbo kit but i rather get this fixed instead since its more important. Not sure if its the mc, sc, clutch, or tranny.

edit: tranny fluid was changed 2k miles ago. and i checked it just now it is still full so it can't be that.
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Re: Easy to shift when car is cold/off but hard to shift when car is warm...

If the master cylinder has drips on it you should check that out. Tell someone to push the clutch in while you look at the cylinder. It might not be a small leak, remember that has a lot of pressure.
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Re: Easy to shift when car is cold/off but hard to shift when car is warm...

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anyone know why it does that? My master cylinder has a few drips on it but fluid is still full so im guessing its still good. but when the car is cold or if its off the gears go in smoothly but once the car is warmed up it gets a little harder. not all the time but daily it happens every now and then. can someone help me out please. i was saving up for turbo kit but i rather get this fixed instead since its more important. Not sure if its the mc, sc, clutch, or tranny.

edit: tranny fluid was changed 2k miles ago. and i checked it just now it is still full so it can't be that.

Um no, I'm not there to see it for myself, however you can do a series of tests to troubleshoot the problem.

1. you say your reservoir is full (not the master cylinder), this won't help you if air is in the lines. You will need to bleed the clutch line, This is done when someone pumps the clutch for you while you turn the bleeder valve on teh slave cylinder. If all the air is out then you have bigger problem like worn throw out bearing or clutch or both.


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If the master cylinder has drips on it you should check that out. Tell someone to push the clutch in while you look at the cylinder. It might not be a small leak, remember that has a lot of pressure.
This is true but what are you looking for a pouring leak? I don't think so. If so then great but I don't think it's going to rear it's head that easily. As before its the clutch reservoir not the "master cylinder" The clutch has a slave cylinder (is this where you see the leak). Just pushing in the clutch I'm afraid your not going to see a huge leak and you won't see much contraction or expansion of the fluid in the reservoir if air is in the line. I would have someone help bleed the clutch line as the first line of defence. If that doesn't correct the problem start looking into clutch kit replacements.

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Re: Easy to shift when car is cold/off but hard to shift when car is warm...

I'm not saying it's gonna pour, I'm just say cuz I knew a guy with a Tiburon and he let me drive it. When I was driving it if I left the clutch down after a while I couldn't shift into gears. I told him and we checked it out. One of the hoses had a hole in it and when we pressed down the clutch it would shoot the fluid out. Never discard anything no matter how small, never know if that's ur problem.
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