[ROVERNET - UK] Shifting Problem (post for friend)

David Sheuring rovertcv8 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 27 22:05:36 GMT 2007

I have another idea....could it be the type of fluid
that is in the transmission...just a thought.

--- Steve L <jaoa27 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Vern,
> Yes, P6.  There is no bad noises at all from the
> gearbox while trying to 
> shift, so I wonder if the clutch system loses
> hydraulic pressure somehow 
> while driving? He says when he stops he can start
> shifting all over again. 
> It does sound like some clutch release problem to
> me.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> >I'm presuming the car is a P6?
> >On the blocked shifts into gear, any teeth grinding
> (actually syncro
> >grinding) while trying to do it or is the lever
> just impossible to
> >move? Any unusual noises, in particular occasional
> short, very
> >high-pitched shrieks?
> >My first thought is some kind of clutch problem.
> After that, a failed
> >"main shaft spigot" bearing could give the
> symptoms, but that would
> >be quite the noisy gearbox.
> >If there are no bad noises, next thing to look at
> is the shift
> >mechanism itself, a fairly Rube Goldberg affair
> with plenty of room
> >for derangement, and there is lots of rubber to
> swell and rot.
> >Yours
> >Vern
> >My friend (he is the guy that had that green TC
> racer on eBay a few
> >weeks ago) is having the following problem -- I
> quote:
> >
> >"The symptoms are it shifts fantastic from a cold
> start and then
> >after about 5 minutes it becomes difficult to shift
> from any engine
> >speed, and after about 10 minutes it will let you
> out of a gear but
> >not back into a gear such as shifting from 2 to 3
> or 3rd to 4th or
> >vice versa. Sometimes I have had to pull over and
> start from a
> >standing start and working my way up thru the
> gears."
> >
> >The clutch cylinders are fine -- lots of clutch
> throw.  I have never
> >heard of the gearboxes having problems after
> driving a while.  What
> >do you think?
> >
> >Thank you,
> >Steve
> >
> >p.s.  Does anybody have a spare Lucas 3AW warning
> lamp control that
> >I could purchase? 
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