So here's what happened. I pulled out of my house. Everything's fine. I am cruising up the street (a very busy street) everything shifts normally, no problems. I come to a red light, press in the clutch, put it in nuetral. Everything feels fine.
But then When I go to put it in first, nothing there, just a TON of slop in the shifter. I try 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and reverse, same slop in every position and no abnormal noises... so my first thought is the shift linkage broke.
Luckily I was able to push it backwards into a parking lot off the street, and then coast all the way back to my house.
I then have one of my neighbors shift gears for me while I look underneath at the linkage rod. The entire rod/linkage moves normally with the shifter, all the way into the tranny, but as I said, its very sloppy and I was able to move the shifter around with no resistance, without pressing the clutch, and can move it in and out of all the 'gears' by just moving the rod just outside the tranny.
I dont think it is the clutch either, eventhough i can select any gear position with pressing the clutch (like a bad slave), just cause how loose the shifter feels, and there's no 'clunk' or resistance or ANYTHING in any position.
I found a used transmission pretty cheap '$165' at a local junk yard, and have someone that will install it.... but if it is the linkage broken somewhere, will I need to buy a linkage rod as well?
I am also probably going to buy a clutch from ebay.... any brand/model suggestions on that?
Edited by Dirtybirs, 21 June 2011 - 01:27 AM.