Mechanics

, MANUAL, 5 FORWARD GEARS. WHEN I ATTEMPT TO SHIFT GEARS I HAVE TO FORCEFULLY PULL THE GEAR INTO NEUTRAL, DEPRESS THE CLUTCH AGAIN (CLUTCH NOW HAS NO RESISTANCE AND GOES TO THE FLOOR), AND SHIFT INTO THE NEXT GEAR. POSSIBLE PROBLEM(S)?

1992 Mitsubishi Expo • 200,000 miles

Manual transmission. 1992 Mitsubishi, 5 forward gears. When I attempt to shift gears I have to forcefully pull the shift lever into neutral, depress the clutch for a second time, and then push the shift lever into the next gear. The clutch goes to the floor with no resistance. What is/are the possible problems (aside from the fact that the car is really old). Thanks
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Lumberjack
December 12, 2011.



Clutch needs adjusting.

Rivermikerat
Dec 12, 2011.
The clutch goes to the floor with no resistance. Check M/C and for air in the system-also check the freeplay and pedal height adjustment

Rasmataz
Dec 12, 2011.
It's gotta be free play and pedal height, raz. Unless I looked it up wrong, Mit1 shows it as a mechanical clutch, not hydraulic.

Rivermikerat
Dec 12, 2011.
I didn't realized if its a linkage, cable or hydraulic operated clutch-I just shoot it in the dark-we'll see when he/she comes back then will blast it-

Rasmataz
Dec 12, 2011.
Okley dokley.

Rivermikerat
Dec 13, 2011.
Actually the Mitsubishi Expo uses a hydraulic clutch like rasmatas said. I know because I own one. Your problem is most likely low fluid level in your clutch's master cylinder reservoir. However there is the possibility that there is a leak in one of the lines, or at the master or release (slave) cylinder. First thing to check is the fluid level in your reservoir, then follow the line from there down to the release cylinder (where it ends) looking for leaks along the way. Now if your reservoir is low or empty. You will have to refill it (use DOT 3 or better brake fluid), then bleed your clutch because there is now air in the line. Which is why your pedal has no resistance hence it just falls to the floor.

Tiny
Mitsublime
Jan 14, 2012.