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Big Megger
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Hi all

as you can probably tell from the following, i'm no mechanic ;) but i have got a slight problem with my 95 mk1 1.8 which i think could turn into a bigger problem anytime now.

Strangely, it only happens once or twice each journey and thats only after about 30 mins or so!

What happens is that occasionally when i'm driving - normally around town - i press the clutch pedal down and theres a vibration running through the pedal and i cant change into 2nd gear. I let the clutch up and try again and its fine.

Sorry for the vague description and i hope it makes sense. If it does, is my clutch / gearbox on its way out?:( I've got 115K on the clock

Also, if its worse case scenario, any idea what i am looking at £££ wise to get it sorted?
 

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got the same slight vibration through the clutch pedal ever since, changed the clutch 3 times the slave cylinder the first time and the vibration is back a little after the clutch's been changed.
also i've got some kind of a rattle from the gb/clutch area.
a mechanic from a local garage said it might be the gb input shaft bearing.
 

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Big Megger
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With apologies for bumping up my old thread and a lengthy post…

Unfortunately, I’ve had some more problems involving the same thing and once again, due to my lack of mechanical knowledge I’m going to have to be vague.

My car broke down last month :( . I was just coming along the A2 and came off my usual turning and I was in 5th gear. I pressed the clutch down but it wouldn’t go into 4th or any other gear. Luckily the momentum took me into a hotel car park and thankfully into a space (!)

I came to stop but couldn’t put it into any gear whatsoever. When I put the clutch down and tried to put it into gear there was a loud whirring noise.

Anyway, after a friend of mine came down we finally got it going again after about 1 hour.

We changed the clutch/ brake fluid and it seemed ok for a while.

Anyway, since then, its come back intermittently. I drove to Hertford last weekend (about a 80 mile journey) and had no problems getting there but on the way back the next day it wouldn’t go into gear briefly (from 3rd to 2nd) at a roundabout.

Yesterday, I went out to the local shop and it played up again, once again only briefly but still enough to not go into gear.

Its really strange, sometimes its fine, other times it just don’t feel right when driving it if that makes sense and as usual when I try to show my mate who’s a mechanic it don’t happen at all!!!

Someone told me it could be that something is not disengaging when the clutch goes down but as I say above, I’m not mechanically minded.

Unfortunately,I’m so paranoid about it breaking down again I’ve lost a bit of confidence in driving it and I’m supposed to be going to Ipswich soon :(

Anyone got any ideas?

thanks in advance
 

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Flesh and blood and camoflage
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No mechanic either but could it be your gear linkages? Have seen that happen to other people when they couldn't get certain gears. Maybe worth checking out but am sure there are more knowledgeable people than me will be along soon with more advice.
 

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Get the system checked for leaks in the fluid system. You said a fluid change did wonders, but id there is a small leak or blockage somewhere, that could also be the culprit.

Unfortunately, you may be better to send the car to a clutch specialist for their assessment.
 

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Big Megger
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
cheers for the replies , i've been looking on the net and asked a few other people as well and the clutch slave cylinder has been mentioned quite a few times.

I actually found a similar problem from another forum and its very similar to mine

"unable to select gear while the engine is running, there is plenty of fluid in the brake reservior. i loosened the bleed nipple and asked someone to press the clutch pedal and fluid came out. So i assume the master cylinder is fine. if i engage a gear before starting the car i can drive the car in that no problem (so i reckon the clutch plates are fine

That said when i started the car this morning the problem appears to have gone away?"

As i've said above, it dont happen all the time and thats the frustrating thing!!!

To make matters worse, i've seen a few prices mentioned as well to fix it and its not looking like a cheap job and its a right s**t to do. (even a potential uneconomical repair as my mondy aint worth that much) :(
 

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if you have not got a leek from the slave and the gear box works fine with the motor turned off then to me i would say its the master silender thats on its way out .and sorry to say this its a pig of a job getting it out is ok but putting it back it well thats a nover story
 
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