David Massey wrote:
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> >It's been raining (finally) here in Georgia, so I wasn't able to drive
> much lately. Fired up my 75 TR6 just a bit ago and when I went to shift
> reverse to back out of the garage, much grinding was heard, but I was able
> get it into reverse. When I went to shift into first, I could feel that it
> was shifting very differently. I've had the car 8 months and never
> experienced any shifting problems. Decided it was no time for a drive and
> decided to pull back in the garage. I had turned the engine off just to
> how it shifted when not running -- it was pretty stiff and not very crisp
> before. Anyway, it wouldn't shift into gear with the engine running so I
> to shut it off, put it into first, start the engine and pull on into the
> garage. One other thing I noticed is that the clutch felt like it was
> engaging much sooner (and with much less pedal travel) than I have been
> to with this car previously. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas as to what
> problem might be please let me know. Thanks.
> Rick Murray
> If you are really luck (or if you've been good to widers an' orphans) it is
> your hydraulics. Either the return spring in the master or slave cylinder
> has broken and a rebuild is in order.
> If you forclose on the widows' morgages then you will have to pull the
> transmission and either replace the clutch or the taper pin.
> Good luck
> Dave (My morgage is paid off)
Let's not overlook the possibility that the hydraulic system has just
run low on fluid. It means something is on it's way out - they shouldn't
leak - butif there is a slow leak, the symptoms you describe are
consistent with a simple loss of fluid.