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post #1 of 44 Old 06-04-2008, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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6 SPEED TROUBLE

OK GUYS LET ME HEAR IT...
MY 6 SPEED TRANS THE OTHER DAY WHEN I SHIFTED FROM THIRD STRAIGHT DOWN TO FOURTH IT DIDNT WANNA GO IN SO I LET OUT ON CLUTCH AND PUSHED IT BACK IN AND IT WENT IN BUT THE STICK FELT AS THOUGH IT WENT TO FAR WELL WHEN I CAME OUT OF FOURTH INTO FIFTH OR FINAL DRIVE IT WOULDNT GO WELL I PUT THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND IT WAS STILL IN FOURTH GEAR WELL I WENT INTO FOURTH GEAR AND IT ACTED LIKE IT WAS IN NEUTRAL AND WHEN IN NUETRAL ITS IN FOURTH WELL I LIMPED IT HOME (PROLLY SMOKED THE CLUTCH DOING IT) BUT GOT IT HOME AND FORCED IT INTO THIRD AND NOW ITS BACK TO NORMAL BUT DOSENT LIKE TO GO INTO FIFTH GEAR KINDA TOUGH WELL I FIGURED ID TAKE THE TOP OFF THE TRANS TO SEE IF ANYTHING VISUAL AND I CANT SEE ANYTHING ANYBODY HAD THIS TROUBLE BEFORE IS THIS COMMON OR A EASY FIX OR DO I NEED TO BITE THE BULLET AND FIND ANOTHER TRANS

IF THE TRANS IS BAD HOW HARD TO CONVERT TO AUTO

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Pilot bearing or worn gear teeth

As far as a tranny swap to an auto, it's a pain in the a$$.
I,ve done it on a couple 70's muscle cars and I'd say only do it if your wantin a project otherwise sell the truck and buy one with an auto.

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Pilot bearing or worn gear teeth

As far as a tranny swap to an auto, it's a pain in the a$$.
I,ve done it on a couple 70's muscle cars and I'd say only do it if your wantin a project otherwise sell the truck and buy one with an auto.
well i kinda have been having trouble with the clutch but would that allow the stick to go to far and be in a gear when the stick is in nuetral

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hmm... does it pop out of gear. If it is only problems going into gear I would think maybe it is just the wear pads on the shift forks...

Converting from manual to auto shouldn't be too hard. Another member here had a post about converting his... I'll try to find it..

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I don't know man, hopefully somone with a little more knowledge on this will chime in.

That trans is pretty easy the take out, could take to a shop so they could have a look see, and check those cluch components out.

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NO IT DOSENT POP OUT OF GEAR IM JUST WORRIED ABOUT THE STICK ITSELF TRAVELING TO FAR AND THEN HOW WHEN ITS IN FOURTH AND IT WILL ACT LIKE ITS IN NUETRAL AND IF YOU PULL ON THE STICK MORE YOU CAN START TO FEEL THE GRIND LIKE TRYING TO STICK IT IN GEAR WITHOUT THE CLUTCH

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YOu said you were having problems with your clutch.

Could it be maybe that the clutch isn't dis engaging whenever you push the pedal in, and vice versa?

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IF YOU PULL ON THE STICK MORE YOU CAN START TO FEEL THE GRIND LIKE TRYING TO STICK IT IN GEAR WITHOUT THE CLUTCH
I was going to ask you if the shift lever itself was real sloppy in the top cover or if it was tight, right up until you said this. I've seen shift levers so worn they could hardly be shifted, felt like you were everywhere except where you should be. Bent, worn, or broken shift forks will cause these kinds of problems too. Any metal in the trans fluid or have you checked yet.

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