Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Granite Bay California
Trany or Clutch?
1982 Spider. All of the sudden while driving only 5th gear would go in ( with force... )
Engine stopped, I can engage all gears fine, with or without clutch.
Clutch pushes fine, and I checked with my son pushing on the clutch pedal and me under the car that it moves the arm into the trany from the slave cylinder.
If I engage any gear when stopped, tried 3d and 4th, if I try to crank the engine to start with the clutch pressed, the engine is fully engaged like the clutch is having no effect...
I cannot remember if this is normal.. But I thought I could start the car with the clutch pressed in any gear... did not have to be in neutral.
Again, with some grinding I was able to put the car in 5th gear and I made it back home (oh yes it was something... ) flying thru stop signs in the country side not to stop the car!!
I am ready to have a mechanic friend pull the trany, but I am leaning toward something with the clutch... even if the plate only has 3000 miles or less, maybe the throwout bearing???
yes it is the original trasmission with a typical 2d gear grind and some other issues like not really liking going from 3d to 4th gear at high RPM...
Any comments or suggestions before I start spending money!