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Re: rear gear......

Subject: Re: rear gear......
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 19:11:10 -0500
Sounds like a slipping overdrive...Assuming of course you have an overdrive...

Susan and John Roper wrote:

> Unless the clutch somehow hangs up when it is warm, this has elements of the
> supernatural that I want no part of.  john
> Scott/Michelle wrote:
> > Well here's a new one on me, maybe some of you could help.....
> >
> >  I have had my B on the road for about a month, and today, after a short run
> > to my favorite chinese restaurant my reverse gear wouldn't engage. Normally
> > this would look like a clutch problem, but it goes into reverse......but
> > just spins.....the car doesn't move an inch. After about three minutes of
> > sitting there she decided to reverse for me, and as strong as ever. So we
> > ate some lunch
> > and I thought about this problem. When we left the restaurant, approx one
> > hour...still reverse was fine, strong as ever. Next I ran SO to her office
> > so she could pick up a few things, and decided to test the problem again,
> > and sure enough, no reverse after a short drive of about twenty minutes or
> > so, except this time in a totally flat parking lot, the reverse would
> > produce some movement, but as if the e-brake was engaged, in other words it
> > was EXTREMELY sluggish.
> > Now I never noticed this problem in the past, as I am in forward gear until
> > I park, do whatever, and come out to back the car out and drive to my next
> > destination.
> > I have chatted with a fairly good mechanic buddy...and he is stumped, the
> > tranny seems to be fine, the master cylinder is NEW, the slave is fine,
> > there is nary a drop of either fluid leaking anywhere....HELP, what does
> > this sound like to you folks??????
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Scott
> > 75B, who won't back down......after a short drive anyway :)

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