HARD SHIFTING INTO GEAR WHEN COLD

  • Tiny
  • Kwikwing
  • 1995 NISSAN TRUCK
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 95,000 MILES

Had new clutch installed 3 years ago. Everything was find until this winter. When I try to first take off while cold outside( below 40 degrees) it is very difficult to shift from neutral to 1st gear. After driving a few minutes all works good.

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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 2:57 PM

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  • Tiny
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Id start by just changing the trans gear oil. I like BG slick shift 2

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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 4:45 PM
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Anyone have these symptoms with manual Nissan pickup?

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 AT 10:17 AM
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Transmission grease was changed when new clutch was installed.

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 AT 10:18 AM
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Clutch fluid is the same as brake fluid and will absorb moisture out of the air and if its moist enough then the water could be freezing or causing the fluid to become thick when cold. The moisture content can be checked at service stations that do BG services. Or id just bleed it all out to replace it.

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 AT 4:46 PM

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