1998 Volvo V40 Gearbox/Clutch Problem

Discussion in 'Volvo V40' started by ekkypoo, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. ekkypoo

    ekkypoo Guest


    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

    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.

    ekkypoo, Nov 29, 2006
  2. ekkypoo

    M-gineering Guest

    clutch doesn't release
    M-gineering, Nov 30, 2006
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    Mike F Guest

    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.)
    Mike F, Nov 30, 2006
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    ekkypoo Guest

    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.

    ekkypoo, Dec 3, 2006
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