Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 12:01:39 GMT From: donnellynopsamabay.rr.com (Buddy Donnelly) Subject: Re: Combined Brake/Clutch Wierdness?
On Fri, 7 Jul 2000 15:47:36, Tom Reed <treednopsamux.csustan.edu> wrote: > As soon as I came away from the first > stoplight, I noticed that what I thought was first gear was really > third. Convinced that I had made some mistake, I tried to shift > over into first, but couldn't. It was as though the whole shift- > pattern somehow moved to the left, omitting first and second. There's a flexible bushing inside the shifter mechanism that may have failed from age and/or overheating. I had much the same thing recently on a '91 after a hard run through the mountains and it cost about a hundred and a couple of hours to have it fixed. > To make a long story short, my questions are as follows: do > the braking and shifting problems have the same mechanical root? They can do, because the brakes and hydraulic clutch use the same fluid system. It sounds like your brake pads need replacing, however, and probably you should replace the rotors as well. -- Good luck, Buddy Buddy Donnelly donnellynopsamabay.rr.com