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Re: What's happened to my TR6 transmission?

To: David Massey <>
Subject: Re: What's happened to my TR6 transmission?
From: Bill Kelly <>
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2000 23:56:11 -0400
Cc: "" <>, "[unknown]" <>
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David Massey wrote:
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> >It's been raining (finally) here in Georgia, so I wasn't able to drive
> here
> much lately.  Fired up my 75 TR6 just a bit ago and when I went to shift
> into
> reverse to back out of the garage, much grinding was heard, but I was able
> to
> 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
> see
> how it shifted when not running -- it was pretty stiff and not very crisp
> as
> before.  Anyway, it wouldn't shift into gear with the engine running so I
> had
> 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
> used
> to with this car previously.  Anyway, if anyone has any ideas as to what
> the
> problem might be please let me know.  Thanks.
> Rick Murray
> <
> Rick,
> 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.

Bill Kelly

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