It is not actually an SLK320, it is a Chrysler Crossfire 2004 with a 5 speed manual transmission
. I usually start in 2nd gear because 1st is just too low. Usually it will shift into 2nd with a smooth motion. However, occasionally it goes part way into the 2nd position, but won't go the rest of the way. When I let the clutch
out, nothing happens. So, I then try to put it all the way into 2nd, going over the "hump" that gets in the way. However even when the clutch is all the way depressed, the gears grind badly. So, my questions is what can be happening to the transmission or the linkage which is only occasionally stopping it midway when going into 2nd gear from a complete stop?
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: No slipping. Only into 2nd gear from a complete stop, but infrequently.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Great question. Probably not. I was looking for a place to have it evaluated and hopefully corrected.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It is a low mileage call, 28,000 miles. There are no other problems at this time, nor have there been any in the past.