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Old 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I got towed home today, it all started when I was coming off the freeway and my car was making a very unusual vibration. It felt like I had a bad u joint or something. So I get down the road more and all of a sudden my clutch pedal felt choppy and just plain wrong. I get the where I'm going and come back out to my car, start it and try to put it in gear. Instead of sliding right in the whole car bucks and it goes in gear..now I know something's wrong, so I try to putt as far as I can in first to save on tow fees and come to a stop sign and of course that's where it let go at. Can no longer get into gear or anything.

So right now it's pretty obvious it's the clutch that broke..but I'm not sold on that idea cuz of the terrible vibration it had. Ever since I got the car it has raddled when the clutch is out in neutral, even after I replacedmthemtranny once before and the clutch once just because the tranny is out..

Could it be the throw out bearing fork that caused this? Or did the clutch break OR is the tranny fried which I'm worried about cuz of the vibration.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Major tranny issues

does the clutch pedal still feel as though it is lifting the clutch when you press it, or has it gone all weak?

From the vibration you mention it could be the release (throw out) bearing.

Tip for the future, If ever you are trying to get home without a clutch just stall the car in first gear at junctions and then turn the starter again still in first gear when the road is clear, it'll hop along for a few feet then start and drive away.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Major tranny issues

You are correct that it can be all 3, except the fork cant cause vibration. Break a few fingers on the pressure plate and it will vibrate. Noisy in neutral is a bad throwout bearing.

You will just have to take it apart and see whats left inside.

Make sure you post pics of the carnage.

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I think I'm just gonna pull the motor and trans at the same time..I need vss's and 120k maintenance as well as my engine bay repainted
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