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

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Tue Feb 27 22:18:53 GMT 2007

Or is the shift linkage moving some?  Are the engine mounts wrecked?
Long shot but eh.


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

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 =
It does sound like some clutch release problem to me.

>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.


>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,
>p.s.  Does anybody have a spare Lucas 3AW warning lamp control that
>I could purchase?=20

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