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1998 Volvo V40 Gearbox/Clutch Problem

 
ekkypoo
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      29-11-2006
Hi

I pulled up on my drive the other day and when I tried to change into
reverse gear it would not let me try though I might. It would also not
get into forward gear. I had to turn the engine off and push the car
back. With the engine off I can select all gears no problem but as soon
as I start the engine I cannot get it in gear, I get complete
resistance whatever gear I try to select. I want to know if it looks
like gearbox trouble or is it just the clutch. the pedal depresses ok
and I replaced the slave cylinder about 6 weeks ago, no signs of fluid
leaks.

Help please because I do not want to replace the clutch, put it all
back together and find the gearbox is shafted!!!

Cheers in advance.

Andy
UK

 
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M-gineering
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      30-11-2006
ekkypoo wrote:
> Hi
>
> I pulled up on my drive the other day and when I tried to change into
> reverse gear it would not let me try though I might. It would also not
> get into forward gear.
>
> Andy
> UK
>

clutch doesn't release

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Mike F
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      30-11-2006
ekkypoo wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I pulled up on my drive the other day and when I tried to change into
> reverse gear it would not let me try though I might. It would also not
> get into forward gear. I had to turn the engine off and push the car
> back. With the engine off I can select all gears no problem but as soon
> as I start the engine I cannot get it in gear, I get complete
> resistance whatever gear I try to select. I want to know if it looks
> like gearbox trouble or is it just the clutch. the pedal depresses ok
> and I replaced the slave cylinder about 6 weeks ago, no signs of fluid
> leaks.
>
> Help please because I do not want to replace the clutch, put it all
> back together and find the gearbox is shafted!!!
>
> Cheers in advance.
>
> Andy
> UK


Your clutch isn't releasing. Start the engine in neutral to build up
vacuum in the brake booster, then turn it off. Put it in top gear,
press in the clutch and stomp on the brake as hard as you can. Try to
start the car for an instant. If the clutch is just stuck to the
pressure plate or flywheel this should free it. If the car lurches
forward, then you have a problem. Since you say the pedal feels normal,
then the problem is not with the actuation of the clutch, the
transmission will have to come out.

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Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
(But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
 
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ekkypoo
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      03-12-2006

Mike F wrote:
> ekkypoo wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > I pulled up on my drive the other day and when I tried to change into
> > reverse gear it would not let me try though I might. It would also not
> > get into forward gear. I had to turn the engine off and push the car
> > back. With the engine off I can select all gears no problem but as soon
> > as I start the engine I cannot get it in gear, I get complete
> > resistance whatever gear I try to select. I want to know if it looks
> > like gearbox trouble or is it just the clutch. the pedal depresses ok
> > and I replaced the slave cylinder about 6 weeks ago, no signs of fluid
> > leaks.
> >
> > Help please because I do not want to replace the clutch, put it all
> > back together and find the gearbox is shafted!!!
> >
> > Cheers in advance.
> >
> > Andy
> > UK

>
> Your clutch isn't releasing. Start the engine in neutral to build up
> vacuum in the brake booster, then turn it off. Put it in top gear,
> press in the clutch and stomp on the brake as hard as you can. Try to
> start the car for an instant. If the clutch is just stuck to the
> pressure plate or flywheel this should free it. If the car lurches
> forward, then you have a problem. Since you say the pedal feels normal,
> then the problem is not with the actuation of the clutch, the
> transmission will have to come out.
>
> --
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
>
> Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
> (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)


Thanks guys, my mechanic confirms this as well. I am getting the clutch
replaced. Not bad seeing as though it has 345k miles and this was it's
first clutch!! (advantage of lots of motorway driving)

Merry Christmas.

Andy

 
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