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Gears very stiff after new gearbox and clutch

edited 14 January 2020 at 6:24PM in Motoring
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rosie383rosie383 Forumite
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edited 14 January 2020 at 6:24PM in Motoring
Had a new gearbox and clutch fitted to my 2005 Yaris today. It is very stiff to get into 1st gear and fairly stiff on all the gears. Reverse is smooth.
The mechanic said it should settle down once it's run for a couple of days as it needs the fluid to lubricate it properly.

Does this sound right?
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(he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
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  • BrilleyBrilley Forumite
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    ..no, the fluid will "lubricate it properly" within a matter of seconds (or less) of running..
  • EdGasketTheSecondEdGasketTheSecond Forumite
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    Sounds like the linkage might not be quite right. The mechanic was telling you a yarn. It might ease with use but if so it won't be due to fluid lubricating anything,
  • esmerobboesmerobbo Forumite
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    What is the selection like engine not running? Selection should be better not worse when engine is running.

    Have you got to press the clutch too the floor to get it into gear and how far does it come from the floor until it bites?

    Could be poorly set up linkages, incorrect lubricant, air in clutch, or incorrect adjustment if cable.

    When you say new gearbox new as in new or new reconditioned or new secondhand?

    Funnily enough had an all new clutch recently that was not quite getting enough lift when depressed to release 100% after a week or so it was fine, had to actually start it in first with foot on clutch for a day or two.
  • edited 15 January 2020 at 6:27AM
    twhitehousescattwhitehousescat Forumite
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    edited 15 January 2020 at 6:27AM
    ahh the old yaris gear selector problem

    on the 2004 to 2007 models the gear linkage is"keyed to the ecu" the tech is supposed to enter a 5 figure code when this us removed . he is out by either one or two numbers . higher or lower . so basically . just like a badly made key . you are struggling to use it

    it should self align over the next few fays , but there was a tech note back in 2009 that stated reset method

    hold down clutch pedal , then turn ign on and off 16 times within 57 seconds whilst humming abide with me
  • Thanks for the replies guys.
    We can't get it back to the garage til next Monday at the earliest so will see if it does indeed settle.

    When I drove it last night I had to double-clutch as I couldnt get it into 1st and then was able to move off in 2nd. As I drove it, it got better over a fairly short drive and it was easier to get into gear. 2nd and 3rd just felt a bit crunchy but it was definitely drivable.
    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    (he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
    :D:D:D
  • twhitehousescattwhitehousescat Forumite
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    sounds as simple as the clutch needs adjusting (if cable) , if hydrolic , then there may be a leak or it may just want bleeding
  • I was wondering myself if it wa the clutch that needed adjusting. I remember a similar feel to the clutch on an old micra that I bought. It was an old clutch but adjusting it made a big difference until I got it changed.
    Thanks all.
    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    (he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
    :D:D:D
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