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Old 30 May 2012, 01:05 pm
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I have a 2008 Cruiser with a 5 speed manual transmission. I got it for my wife and she will NOT let me drive it. She loves that car. It only has 32,000 miles. She drives 2 miles to work and we take it for long drives. There is NO abuse. When the car gets hot it is impossible to get it into gear. I have seen other people have the same problem. he car has been serviced like clockwork. I have complained about the problem in prior service calls. I took it in for a tranny service and I am told that the clutch has to be replaced. Was there ever a reported defect. It seems odd for a clutch to go with 32,000 miles.
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Old 30 May 2012, 01:15 pm
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Default Re: Manual Transmission problem

It does sound like a dragging clutch- Not (necessarily) because clutch is bad.
Theres an underdash adjustment for clutch hydraulics- I don't have experience as my PT was a slushbox-
Only know that other folks found success adjusting it.
Then there's the hydraulic system if that doesn't work
Again, I don't have experience with MTX PT's, but the exact same complaint's been repeated again and again here.

The other item is to get and install booger bushings- they're $20-25 shipped and wife will love how it shifts.

The transmission / clutch are very good and will withstand alot of abuse- just don't spin the tires!!!!
not so much with differential
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