[ROVERNET - UK] Clutch?
griffo at comcast.net
Sun Apr 30 23:27:35 BST 2006
S Manwell wrote:
> If the gear lever was suddenly looser (more play back and forth) then
> the plastic ball at the bottom of the gear lever might have broken
> off. Or the seat that the gear lever pivots in might have cracked.
> Usually, though, it is still possible to get into any of the gears
> with this situation, but the gear lever is very sloppy. Maybe some
> other part of the gear selector linkage came loose?
> Its also possible that some part of the clutch failed -- broken
> springs on the pressure plate, disintegrated friction material on the
> clutch disc, etc., but this seems unlikely.
> Is its still easy to get into first? Does the gearbox sound the same
> as it did while you're driving forward in 1st? (or 3rd or 4th as Paul
> Gordon Harrower wrote:
>> I'm coming out of my customary voyeuristic position here to run a TC
>> problem by the more-knowledgeable. Today I was driving my '68 TC and
>> suddenly felt a shudder when trying to shift into second gear. Soon
>> I couldn't get it into second at all, then only first gear would
>> work. As fate would have it, I was near the garage that works on it,
>> but I'd like to have some sense of what's going on before I approach
>> them tomorrow.
>> I'd appreciate any thoughts.
>> Thanks, Gordon.
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Thanks to all who responded. Carlin's description sounds pretty similar
to my situation. Yes, I can still get it into first, and drive it, but
I wasn't very popular with the people behind me! Initially third
worked, but stated jumping out. Second made a horrible whine, and I
didn't have the heart to try fourth. I've got a spare transmission, if
needs be, but hopefully this one is repairable. Thanks again, Gordon.
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