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Re: '85 GT clutch/tranny problems again
> Well, here we go again. My transmission is now making chirping/squeaking
> noises when I try to put it into gear.
> A few weeks ago, I replaced the clutch slave and master cylinders because
> Well, late last night and early this morning, the car is exhibiting the
> same symptoms. It is extremely difficult (near impossible) to put the
> car into gear from a stop. Once I am moving, it is easier but still not
> normal. If I put the car in first at a stop, on level ground, and hold
> the clutch in, the car will creep forward. However, if I let the clutch
> out, it seems to operate normally (i.e. there is some pedal travel before
> I feel the clutch engage, maybe 2", then it engages normally), so I think
> the hydraulics are working fine (that is, they hold pressure ok).
> The difference, this time, is that something is chirping/squeaking when
> I put the car in gear, and it sometimes squeaks when the car is in a gear
> and I hold the clutch in.
> '85 Coupe GT, makin' life difficult again
> Eric J. Fluhr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 630FP Logic/Circuit Design Phone: (512) 838-7589
> IBM Microelectronics Div. Austin, TX
Assuming all is Ok in the hydraulics.... I suspect the clutch release bearing, based on
your described noises.... of course if you go for visual checking, you should perform
a complete clutch surgery.... it will last many more miles of enjoyment.. in any case
your efforts with the master and slave cylinders are not lost...
Good luck. I hope I am wrong and something like a clip of hose..etc. would be your