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I'm suffering from stubborn transmission problem and don't

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Hi I'm suffering from stubborn transmission problem and don't know wether is gearbox or dragging clutch...does my expert have a cable clutch or hydraulic clutch??
JA: How old is the clutch? Has the clutch or its cables ever been replaced?
Customer: I've just bought it 2 months ago it has 105000 miles
JA: What is the model/year of your Peugeot?
Customer: 2011 Peugeot expert
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I took it to mechanic and they just put gearbox treatment in it to no avail
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Well the problem is only when it's cold
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

Hello

This year should have a hydraulic clutch

there's no seperate reservoir for the clutch as it shares it with the brakes

the clutch cylinder should look like the image

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and I'd agree that bleeding the clutch hydraulics is the next step and ensure that you replenish the all fluid in the system and get any trapped air out

I favour having a clear hose from the nipple to a jar 1/2 full of old fluid and with the nipple closed your assistant pushes the pedal up and down a few times, then holds it down whilst you then crack open the nipple and close it again whilst fluid is still flowing.

If this doesn't help then next check the gear linkage for any worn bushes or pivots as any lost motion means reduced effort at the gearbox and replace as necessary. Ideally have your assistant move the gear lever with you watching the linkage and see if you can spot where there is any excessive play or lost motion.

If its a cable type linkage check along the cable lengths for any damage or signs of heavy wear / fretting, if you find any replace the cable. There may be some adjustment on the cable tension at the gearbox end (depending on the year) and the cable should be tensioned so there is a minimum of slack but not so its taught

Then check gearbox oil levels and if its not been changed in the last 20K miles then drain it off and fill with fresh. I can strongly recommend the use of Castrol Syntrans 75W90 (was called SMX-S) as I've known it help with shift issues on many manual gearboxes

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Expert:  Matt replied 8 months ago.

Hi

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