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Rhys Mann
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Gear issues!!

Thanks for the ongoing support with the issues that i've be experiencing over the last few weeks!

The weird mileage issue has been sorted thanks to you guys, (adjusting sensor) so really appreciate it.

My main issue I have at the moment is with getting the car into gear!

She's not keen on going into reverse (grinding, will go after dipping the clutch a few times) and on occasion she won't go into any gear at all!! Once i've switched the car off, dipped the clutch a few times and managed to get her into first gear (with some force) she'll be ok again for a while as if nothing was ever wrong.

Any thoughts on what might be the issue?  Don't want to start changing the gear oil etc incase its the clutch or something worse! Any guidance appreciated

The gearbox is a Type 9 by the way

thanks

 

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Is the oil level OK?

Sometimes the gear lever itself seizes up - make sure the pivot and end are well lubricated - I use LM grease. You might have to lift the tunnel cover up to get to the level (held in with three bolts).

Check the adjustment / operation of the clutch cable - they can stretch.

They are the simple fixes - clutch wear or a problem inside the box are next!

 

Ian

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I think you have a Sigma?   If so, you'll have a hydraulic clutch.

Can you tell us the year, model and mileage?

A dragging clutch would produce those symptoms, but for a wide variety of reasons (in no particular order): 

Clutch pedal adjustment
Gearbox oil level low
Clutch master cylinder: leaky seals, low fluid level
Clutch slave cylinder: needs bleeding
Worn gear-lever saddle
Clutch internals - driven plate, pressure plate, diaphragm springs
Worn g/box internals, such as synchro rings

I would start by checking clutch pedal operation, followed by oil and fluid levels.   Next, with an assistant operating the clutch, observe the clutch fluid level in the master cylinder.  Does it rise and fall?  Are there any gurgling/splashing sounds?  Is the fluid clean or a nasty black colour (possibly with bits in it)?

If pumping the clutch pedal seems to help, try bleeding the clutch line

JV

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you clutch is not clearing, look at the adjustment and the hydraulics first, the grating into reverse is the key here.

Does you car have a clutch pedal stop fitted....?

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#4. Good call re pedal stop.

Re pedal pumping, don't overdo this as you risk over-extending the slave cylinder.

JV

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A common problem with gear selection was the clutch release bearing wearing into the clutch pressure plate diaphram fingers try to get a borescpoe inspection  into the bell housing or may need to split engine and gearbox and inspect.

2019 310S 1.6 Sigma

Rhys Mann
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I have a leak!  Is this from the gearbox?  Any ideas how to resolve?!

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The clutch fluid was fine, no gurgling etc when pressed and looked clean

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#7 Sorry to hear that.  Probably better to start a new thread -- saves trying to cover two different topics in one thread.

JV

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Will do thanks John