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On my way home about a quarter mile from my house I made a left hand turn and shifted from 1st to 2nd and felt a slight grind like if you missed a shift and then nothing at all I thought my cables popped off but I was just driving easy puttin my way home but the cables are attached and move fine just replaced the bushings and haven’t had a problem out of the trans aside from sometimes the throw out bearing being noisy i tried messing with the clutch lever and it seemed to get stuck up a little and I could feel the slack to the pedal but after pumping it a couple times it goes back to normal I guess but I can feel the gears popping In and out I think the clutch isn’t engaging and maybe the pressure plate is messed up i was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this before


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I've seen a PP collapse once. Trans shifted fine and everything felt good with engine OFF. With engine running clutch was engaged all the time, so you could syncro match to shift, but that was about it.

If you've checked and all cables are OK plus top shift plate is moving properly and you can verify each gear going in normally, this sounds like your problem.

That, or something went wrong with clutch cable.
 

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I've seen a PP collapse once. Trans shifted fine and everything felt good with engine OFF. With engine running clutch was engaged all the time, so you could syncro match to shift, but that was about it.

If you've checked and all cables are OK plus top shift plate is moving properly and you can verify each gear going in normally, this sounds like your problem.

That, or something went wrong with clutch cable.
What do you mean by top shift plate? And I have nothing at all car will not move on it’s own no matter what I do it feels the same going into gear with the car on or off clutch or not


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Are the gears still there but won't engage? Or can you move the shifter in a big circle like the cables are unhooked?
 

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Feels normal all gears are there like before this happened


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If the clutch pedal feels normal, then likely it's something internal in the transmission. One thing you could do is remove the shift selector cover on top of the transmission (Has the rod going into it that the shift cables are connected to), and look inside to see if something is obviously wrong.
 

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What do you mean by top shift plate? And I have nothing at all car will not move on it’s own no matter what I do it feels the same going into gear with the car on or off clutch or not


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Top Shift selector. With someone shifting trans into gear (engine off) if you can see all cable connections to top shift selector moving as they should (ie. no cables disconnected and bolt/nut holding rear shift arm not lose) and all gears go in normally, its most likely a collapsed diaphragm (PP) or problem with clutch cable/ pedal.

Could also try Pinning clutch pedal right to floor and see if car will roll. (engine off)

I seem to remember a stretched cable or something that did the same thing, but you could actually drive and shift the car IF you Pinned the clutch pedal right to the floor and waited several and could put it into gear. (engine running)
 

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Just make sure you can "hear" trans shifting internally which will tell you shift selector most likely OK.

Otherwise, if everything is moving (cables ect) on outside and no sound coming from trans internally you may have a broken shift select shaft.
 

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The I have no gears if I put the car in 1st and start it with out touching the clutch pedal the car does not move I just checked both axles and they move fine I can here the diff clunk back and forth


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Lift pass side front tire off the ground and try to spin it with car in gear, engine Off. Starting to sound like you lunched the diff or snapped and axle.

If it spins freely and you have hanger bearing set-up, check to see if spinning at hanger bearing or if its spinning at the trans
 

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Checked it yesterday it spins the transmission I can here the diff clunk back and forth lifted both sides and checked axles at this point I’m almost 100 percent positive it’s going into gear so either the spider gears are gone or my clutch is gone either way I’m just going to pull the trans this weekend


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What do you mean by top shift plate? And I have nothing at all car will not move on it’s own no matter what I do it feels the same going into gear with the car on or off clutch or not


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I think he means the clevis.
 

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Checked it yesterday it spins the transmission I can here the diff clunk back and forth lifted both sides and checked axles at this point I’m almost 100 percent positive it’s going into gear so either the spider gears are gone or my clutch is gone either way I’m just going to pull the trans this weekend


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Wouldn't the spider gears have made a lot of crunchy-crunch noises? I'm hoping it is just the clutch!
 

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Found the metal buttons that hold clutch material section to center section laying in the bottom of the trans when I removed the lower inspection cover I thing the clutch separated


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Looking forward to seeing this. Worst I've seen is clutch worn right down to rivets, but everything still together. (which you would hear for sure) Have only seen brake pad/shoe materials let go.
 

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I'm having a similar experience, car sat for several months, and will not come out of gear, had to move it for driveway construction, so started up and move it with gears engaged, enough to get it out of the work area.
 

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I'm having a similar experience, car sat for several months, and will not come out of gear, had to move it for driveway construction, so started up and move it with gears engaged, enough to get it out of the work area.
Yours is the opposite of mine, sounds as if your clutch is not disengaging like a stretched cable or something my car does not move in any gear doesn’t hold in gear when the car is off I believe the clutch is broken around the center and is still clamped to the flywheel but not attached to the splined section that drives the input shaft


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You're good bro ! As soon as it stops raining (predicted for the next 5-days) I'm bringing it up in the air to take a look under it. I'm thinking: 1. Cables, 2. Bushings, 3. Froze/broke clutch/PP issue. If the cables and bushings are good... its a call to AAA and off the the transmission shop !
 
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