Re: Gets stuck in neutral at stops
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:42 pm
Sometimes when a vehicle sits for a while, the trans inpout shaft gets rusty and then the clutch hub won't slide freely along the splines and the clutch friction disk can get stuck mashed up against the flywheel even after you push the pedal and the pressure plate backs away from the clutch disk.suby6 wrote:Oh, I have a feeling it did sit undriven for periods with the last owner as they had 2 cars at the time and this one had storage insurance while they were selling it .. or who knows maybe longer.
I do hear a squeak noise from the front of the engine when I press the clutch. Can I pull back the boot and grease the piston or would that be a waste of time? Maybe its sticking?
It looks like this:
http://www.carid.com/images/dorman/tran ... 650069.jpg
I've had some success breaking the rust loose by coasting at about 30 mph, holding the clutch pedal depressed and shifting alternately from 3rd to 4th and back again. Also, did some mild clutch dump launches and some mild downshifts with clutch dumps...the aim was to get the clutch hub to load against either side of the input shaft splines.