Hard To Shift 96 GT

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  1. Edub400

    Edub400 New Member

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    Hey,

    Lately my 96 Gt has become hard to shift, to the point i can't get the car in first great at a stop light. Sometimes i even get stuck in a gear.

    --I have notice to car only does this once it has warmed up. when I start cold i can shift w/o problems. (Or when the car is off it shifts just fine.)

    ---Also i can feel the car lightly shaking at light if i leave it in gear with clutch pressed down.


    (" I have tried shift into gear on flat surface, with clutch press and the car didn't roll.")
     
  2. talltim

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    Throw out bearing? If you have a firewall adjuster try loosening it up some

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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    When sitting still, on level ground, engine off, can you shift it through the gears easily? Do it cold and hot. Also try going from 1st to R while you are doing the other tests.
     
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    Yes when the car is off COLD and HOT i can shift gears easily.
     
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    How could it be the throw out bearing if the car can shift easily when off?
     
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    Do you get any noise or vibration in the pedal when in neutral? I have the same issue. I am pretty sure mine is the pilot bearing. I am going to be replacing it and the throw out bearing.
     
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    Sounds like the clutch isn't disengaging completely.
     
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    Nope im not getting any noise, just hard AF to shift at normal temps.
     
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    but if the clutch was not completely disengaging wouldn't the car move if i put my foot on clutch in 1st gear ???
     
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    Try putting it in gear with the clutch depressed to the floor and rev the motor up, if it moves forward it is not disengaging completely.
     
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    Alright will do. If the car rolls does this mean the clutch is bad ?
     
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    It would mean that your cable will need to be adjusted, there is too much slack.
     
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    Moving the car with the engine revved up and the clutch pressed all the way in is a sure sign of a tired or improperly adjusted clutch. Also saying that you can shift all the gears smoothly with the car turned off says that it is a clutch related issue. I would do some more research on it but it sounds to me like you have a clutch going out.
     
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    Ok. I tired this and the car didn't move at all.. REV to 3 grand. So this means the cable is good. (ie. The Car was cold so it was not hard to shift.)
     
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    I tired this and it didn't move at all.
     
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    Someone else with a little more manual trans experience is going to have to chime in as I'm not real familiar with the internal design. I guess your issue cold be syncros going out but again I don't know for sure
     
  17. 96blak54

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    Definitely syncros! The first gen of t45's came packaged with paper type syncros. Im surprised its lasted this long.
     
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    I thought first and reverse didn't have syncros?
     
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    Good ole t45 struggles. I don't think I've ever seen one that liked to go into first or reverse, lol.
     
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    T5's hate reverse too.