Mechanics

HARD TO CHANGE DOWN THROUGH GEARS

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Hi I have a 2 lt turbo 93 subaru impreza wrx just had a recondition engine put in but having drove it for half an hour noticed it was getting harder to change down through the gears took it back to garage they noticed that the clutch servo was leaking so they replaced it with a new one. But the problem is still there but not as bad. With the engine turned off you can change through the gears perfect soon as you start engine its a different storie it will not go into reverse but if you pop it into 4th then put it back into reverse it goes in good changing up through the gears is good but changing down through gears is a nightmere you have to really force it in. Took it back to garage they said try it for a couple of days bring it back and they will bleed it but shoudnt they have done this the first time every time I bring my car to them they are charging me before I took my car to them to change engine I had no problems what so ever with the gear change and after paying them over £800 my car is still not right regards shamus
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Shamusnolan
July 24, 2007.



Sounds like you may have a slightly bent clutch disc from the engine install or when it was swapped over to the new engine

Tiny
Jack42
Jul 24, 2007.
Thanks you dont think it could be enything esle, and when you say clutch disc is that the flywheel as I have also had a new clutch kit fitted. Regards

Tiny
Shamusnolan
Jul 25, 2007.
If the disc and pressure plate arent tightened properly, it will be slightly warped, causing problems

Tiny
Jack42
Jul 25, 2007.
My garage phone me today got a slight crack in the flywheel and a crack on the clutch got to buy new clutch again and a flywheel only just had a new clutch cannot believe it it must be something they done themselfs when fitting engine.I will now have to pay them again gutted but not knowing enything much about engines what can I say to them they have also told me I got to get another clutch servo for the gear box all of this they say is the problem with changing through the gears but did not have eny of these problems what so ever before they changed engine think they are taking me for a ride buggers

Tiny
Shamusnolan
Aug 5, 2007.
Sounds like they are trying to get you. They most likely cracked the disc on istallation, but not too sure about the flywheel, they are pretty hard to crack unless it is from heat or alot of horsepower. Not sure if your Subaru has that kind of steam (no offense). Go to them and tell them you want to see the cracked flywheel. I suggest you look for another shop, they should be taking care of the clutch, on them

Tiny
Jack42
Aug 5, 2007.
Someone please help I have had a new clutch and new flywheel fitted garage have told me the problem is still exact the same very hard to change down through gears cannot believe it what else can it be my garage aint got a clue. Never had a problem with this before I blew engine all the garage done was swop over engines. Had new clutch fitted 3 months before this, and after replaceing the engine ending up with this problem had new clutch and flywheel fitted again but still the same im pulling my hair out what can it be hardely the gearbox is it please help.

Tiny
Shamusnolan
Aug 14, 2007.