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Won't engage into gear when cold

Old 12-07-2012, 04:57 AM
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Default Won't engage into gear when cold

Hi All!

I have a recent problem that I need some advice on.

I have a manual Mk1, Japanese 1600 eunos, which I have owned for a year.
The car has always, when cold, notched a bit on the gear change from 2nd to 3rd, but soon disappears when the car is warmed up. Recently however this has got worse and the car won't engage gear at all. I checked the clutch fluid - which had run out so I topped it up.

Now I can start the car in gear no problem and when warmed up it changes gear no problem, and when warm will go into gear no problem. The clutch fluid is still ok so I'm thinking that the fluid isn't leaking. It literally seems that when the car is cold I cannot get it into gear.

All advice, greatly received.
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