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Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

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There has been vibration when i change gear for a while now, but now the problem is worse.

I am having difficulty selecting gears, first in particular puts up quite a fight, and the others arent easy until i get into 4th and 5th.

Can anyone help? Is it even the clutch that's the problem?
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

Adjust the clutch first. Then come back.
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

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Adjust the clutch first. Then come back.
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Ya now its completely broken and its gone in the garage Clutch is in and wont come out
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

I take it the clutch pedal has gone to the floor, or has the arm jammed in the cover?

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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

might be worth checking the release arm too (speaking from bad experiance)
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

i would guess cable or pivots snapped. sounds from before like the clutch is wrecked anyway, and thats why the mechanisims gone, new clutch needed im afraid if it is
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

If the clutch has gone to the floor after a while of sticking gearchanges, it could be that the cable has snapped ("L" shaped piece behind the metal cover in the passenger footwell).

As the "L" gets fatigued, it starts to crack and then the crack opens out when you push the clutch in. This affects the dis-engagement of the clutch so you have the gear-changing problem.

Eventually all the bending of the end of the "L" makes it snap off.. pedal goes to the floor.

Any sticky gear-change .. check the clutch is dis-engaging properly first.. and on the Cinq/Sei that could be caused by a failing cable.

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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

A new clutch, 3 days and 180 quid later its fixed
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

That's actually not bad for a garage job. People down south have been known to pay 300.
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That's actually not bad for a garage job. People down south have been known to pay 300.
Perhaps that's why the exact same thing has happened again then...Pillocks,

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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

The cable snapped?
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The cable snapped?
I don't think it has.. i almost hope so however...
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Re: Clutch/Gearbox problem :(

Incorrect adjustment and the quadrant has fell off, is my guess.

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