Listers, need a hand here. Received this message from someone (address at
CC: above). He is not on the list but probably will be soon. Any ideas?
In a message dated 98-08-15 20:30:53 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Received a 'panic call' this evening..........he took the car out (oh,
> we're in Toronto, so it's a May to August Season) and according to him the
> clutch seemed like it was slipping......wait it gets worse.
> He drove it about eight miles to a friend's house.....several hours later
> couldn't either depress the clutch pedal or with the ignition Off....even
> put the transmission in Gear.
> I'm told 'the clutch pedal can't be depressed more than an inch' and no
> way to put the vehicle into gear with the ignition off. Now, if memory
> serves me correctly...the throw out brg slides on the shaft and if it's
> seized that should have no relation to engaging a gear when the vehicle is
> off and at rest.
> Now, if the tranny was Dry....he could of seized it but surely....oops no
> he wouldn't realize what was going on. Now, consider the clutch pedal being
> 'frozen'......throughout seized on the shaft but Why can't he engage a gear
> when the vehicle is passive???
> I'm forced to eventually visit and diagnose the problem and fix it
> (arrgghh), any thoughts prior to my visit would be more than Greatly
> Best Regards