• Tiny
  • BillieZ

86 Buick Skyhawk, 150,000 miles

Daughter pulled up to an intersection today and pushed the clutch in and went to shift it into gear and car wouldn't move. Clutch is not spongy nor
does it go all the way to the floor. She says it has
the same pressure it's always had. While she sat
at the intersection, she was able to move the gearshift to all the gears while engine was running without her foot on the clutch. Is it a clutch gone out, a stuck clutch, lack of fluid or what?

Thank you,


Do you
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 AT 4:04 PM

1 Reply

  • Tiny
  • Mathiaso

This may be a shift linkage problem
If the the linkage cannot move enough to fully engage a gear, transmission/transaxle will jump out of gear while it is under a load
two causes has been identified with this problem:
The upshift light interferes with shifter or there are improper shifter to shifter boot clearances. Both connditions prevent the transaxle's shift forks from moving enough to fully engage the sychronizer collars to their mating gears.
If correcting these problem does not solve the problem, the cause may be the engine mounts or an internal problem in the engine.

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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 AT 11:59 AM

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