[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Trans Problem

To: MG List <>
Subject: Re: Trans Problem
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 18:40:29 -0700
Good point... though the way I think of it is, if the fluid level is that
low, where did it go? Unless you know the car has been sitting unattended
for long enough for it to evaporate, what a low fluid level says to me is
that one or more of those components is leaking -- at which point bleeding
is a waste of time. Might as well bite the bullet...

on 4/25/01 5:53 PM, Larry Hoy at wrote:

> Max is correct, but I might add, check the clutch master cylinder hydraulic
> fluid, make sure
> it's full.  If it isn't bleed the clutch hydraulics (easier said than done).
> Larry Hoy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Subject: Re: Trans Problem
>> You describe it as "grinding". Could it be that it is difficult to engage a
>> gear because the clutch is not fully releasing? If so, that is not uncommon,
>> and is due to failure of a clutch hydraulic component; either the master
>> cylinder, slave cylinder, or flexible hose, or any combination of the three.
>> If pumping the clutch pedal (like you would a soft brake pedal) improves the
>> situation, that would confirm this diagnosis. If you have not had this car
>> very long, and cannot vouch for their recent replacement, it is extremely
>> probable that all three components need renewing. This would be a relatively
>> simple job except for the constrained access to the master cylinder, and the
>> tedium of bleeding the system.
>> If you are sure that the clutch is not the problem, you might try checking
>> the transmission oil level, and draining a little bit out to see if it shows
>> a substantial amount of metal particles.
>> on 4/25/01 1:01 PM, Mark Purtell at wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm new to the list.  I have a '77 MGB and the car was driving fine
>>> one day, the next day, I started the car, put the clutch in and when I
>>> tried to put the car into gear it would grind.  The grinding only happened
>>> with 1st, 2nd the reverse gear (3rd and 4th worked fine).  The next day
>>> when I started it, it would grind in every gear.  I'm new to these cars.
>>> If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this it would be greatly
>>> appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
>>> Mark


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

/// mailing list
///  (If they are dupes, this trailer may also catch them.)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>