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I'm having the same issue as below could you help me
No But it only seems to want to go in reverse I think i found forward gears it moves forward but just about stalls I'm assuming because it's a higher gear. I replaced clutch pressure plate and throw out bearing..
Yes they are all add tight as possible. I've adjusted it twice according to the manual and it still doesn't work. On the link i provided it seemed the other tech provided an answer can you not pull that up
Well I'm gonna be honest. I not satisfied so far. I provided a link to the same problem as I'm having and the technician answered it. Not trying to be rude but why can't be answer it or you guys pull up the answer..
The only things I replaced were the clutch disc pressure plate and throw out bearing. After that I bleed the system and it seems fine. A friend asked me to change the clutch because a dealer said it was bad. He brought it to me and when I'd push in the clutch and tried to start it it acted as if the clutch wasn't pushed in and would creep forward upon cranking it over. I took it apart and the clutch disk seemed decent and the pressure plate too but with a lot of burn spots. Now that it's back together when I do adjust it Per the manual it tells me to put it to the left of center and push in the pin on the trans then tighten the shift rod. Well when I do that neutral is reverse and I can't actually put it in the true spot of reverse it won't go that far to the left and I have yet to find neutral or first it's just higher gears that make the car stall out.
I didn't think it sounded like a clutch issue either but figured I'd put it in since he bought it. I can get it in reverse with no problem and it moves easily. It doesn't have any cables what do you mean by that. I just can't understand why it won't line up. Could I have done something wrong putting it back together. I mean i don't think so cause it moves but I just can't believe a linkage could be this difficult...
Here are the directions from GM, Hope this helps:
4. Turn the gearshift rod to push the adjusting pin.
5. Remove the boot from the console.6. Pull the boot upward to expose the shift control lever mechanism.7. Position the gearshift lever close to left side of the NEUTRAL position.
8. Insert a 5 mm (0.2 inch) gauge pin into the holes to align the gearshift lever with the gearshift lever housing.
9. Tighten the rod clamp bolt.
Let me know if this helps at all.
Yeah did that exact procedure three times and still didn't do nothing. That's what I don't understand..
Well I have no way of verifying is not I have nothing to reference it off of. It does looked cocked to one side but I don't in its if it's supposed to be like that or not. Here's a pic..
I don't have an actual picture, but per the service manual, it should be straight: Thanks,
Ok let me see if I can straighten it and see if that works I will let you know. Thanks..
Also, looking at your picture, it looks like there is a disconnect between the two parts that are shown connected in the diagram. Parts 23 and 25 in the diagram.
Yeah I put it back as straight as possible and is still doing the same thing
Yes I took that whole top cover off and everything but the shift arm looked good. I'm thinking maybe one of the shift linkage components may have got bent because I just left them hang off the shifter rod In the car so I wouldn't have to adjust it but I not sure how I'd tell.
Looking at your picture again, there seems to be something incorrect in the shift assembly you pictured. The shift arm has a knob/protrusion on it that needs to be facing inwards to actuate the other parts of the shift assembly. Her is a pic from the manual:
I do not have any diagrams of the interior shifter assembly itself. But look more for worn/failed bushings then bent parts.
OK here's what I did. I took the linkage off the transmission and tried to manually find the gears. In almost every gear the reverse lights are on and I can't find first or neutral. Is there anything I could have done wrong in the assembly that would cause an issue like this.
Alright I have new info. I went to take it down to a trans shop. Upon pulling down the drive I noticed only one gear would let the car roll free with the clutch pushed in all others it wouldn't move. Upon Being towed by strap it sounded like it was in gear work the clutch pushed in so I tired shifting gears and it just ground. So something is up with the clutch system. I talked to the trans guy and he said try bleeding it more. I backed up in the garage. Do could it be either more bleeding or a bad master cylinder since they are know for it. Could this mess up the gears there's definitely something still wrong. Let me know
Sounds good. I will try and bleed it more. I ordered a master cylinder just in case the bleeding doesn't fix it. Hopefully both things cure this issue..
OK so how is it possible to start the car and the car back up but with the clutch pushed in it won't move because it's Still in gear? I replaced the master cylinder. Does it just need bleed more? Could something not be right in the clutch assembly. .
So your saying that the clutch disengages the engine enough to start the vehicle, and to move it in reverse, but not in a forward gear?
The only thing I can think of inside the clutch assembly, is the possibility that the friction disk is in backwards. Sometimes it is offset, even a few thousands of an inch to one side, so in one way it will not release properly, but the other way it will work perfect. Also, 1st gear is the most sensitive gear to get into as it requires the output of the transmission to be at zero. So if the clutch is still slightly dragging, Reverse and 2+ will be able to be engaged, but not 1st. I would try bleeding the clutch system further to ensure you have all the air out. Sometimes lightly tapping on the lines (lightly with the side of a wrench seems to work best) while bleeding can help get and trapped air to move out.
Yeah I can start the car and back up in reverse and also a high gear like before cause it wants to stall but when I push the clutch in and try and push the car my self it won't move because it's Still in gear. If bleeding doesn't work do you suggest removing the trans again and checking the clutch to ensure its correct..
Ok Well I think I'm gonna drop the trans and open it to see if I can find any damage. Also is there anything in the manual stating how to find the gears with just the shift arm on the trans like the location it should be in..
On please bare with me I'm working the issue still and may still need your advice..