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    • RevvyHappy
    • By RevvyHappy 5th Jan 18, 11:19 PM
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    Possible Transmission Issue
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    • 5th Jan 18, 11:19 PM
    Possible Transmission Issue 5th Jan 18 at 11:19 PM
    I've got a issue that I've so far had twice, over the course of a week.

    A few weeks ago I accelerated hard in first gear to join a roundabout.
    When I came to a standstill and tried to put it into neural the gear would not come out; I had to use a little force and managed to free the gear.

    I thought no more of it.
    But a few days ago it happended again, in reverse this time.
    I couldn't this time force it, I tried but there was too much resistance.
    So I forced the car to stall by letting the clutch out.
    Soon as the engine was off, the gear freed and I started it and it was fine again.

    I was told by previous owner it had a new clutch a few years ago.
    Now I know the car has a dual mass flywheel and it's a 6 speed box.

    There's no slip, and no noise from the clutch or box itself.

    Any ideas? I'm concerned that as it's happened twice now it may be a problem in future
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    • marlot
    • By marlot 6th Jan 18, 6:54 AM
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    • #2
    • 6th Jan 18, 6:54 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:54 AM
    It sounds like the clutch isn't fully disengaging.

    It might be simple. If its a cable clutch it might just need adjusting. If hydraulic, it might be low on fluid.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 6th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
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    • #3
    • 6th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
    So I forced the car to stall by letting the clutch out.
    Soon as the engine was off, the gear freed and I started it and it was fine again.
    Originally posted by RevvyHappy
    Next time just turn the engine off rather than stalling it.
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    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 6th Jan 18, 12:52 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th Jan 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:52 PM
    It might be worn gear linkage.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
    Sounds like a clutch issue to me too.
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    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 6th Jan 18, 1:29 PM
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    • #6
    • 6th Jan 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:29 PM
    Clutch issue possibly collapsed hydraulic pipe the rubber section if its obviously hydraulic or possibly slave cylinder issues
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 6th Jan 18, 1:31 PM
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    • #7
    • 6th Jan 18, 1:31 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:31 PM
    One thought try starting car in gear with clutch depressed on a level surface with out any chance of it hitting anything start the car and see if it creeps forward with clutch still disengaged and handbrake off obviously
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
    You forced it to stall by letting the clutch out rather than err just turning the ignition key to OFF?
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 6th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
    You forced it to stall by letting the clutch out rather than err just turning the ignition key to OFF?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Thats what people who pretend they can drive do. Another newbie, Pitstop3 also has transmission problems. Did someone get a cars for dummies book for Christmas? Back to school on Monday.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.

    Never trust a newbie with a rtb tale.
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