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Old 11 Apr 2014, 06:11 pm
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I'm really at a loss here. The wife got drunk and screwed up the transmission. It wouldn't
Shift into gear when the engine was running, was able to put it in second gear
With the engine off and then drive it In second gear to home. I was thinking slave cylinder but my mechanic looked at it and said that I needed the whole clutch assembly. I bought an AutoZone clutch (reluctantly), the throw out bearing was a little too big so we ended up using the old throw out bearing.
When he got it all back together it was hard to get into gear with the engine running, I pumped and pumped the clutch pedal and was able to get it in gear and after about 50 miles the shifter shifted really smooth, and once in a while it would get stiff again and then smooth.
But then here is what happened, the car would be at a light with the clutch pedal all the way down but it would still be inching forward , it was still in gear and and clutch was still engaged even though the clutch was all the way down.
Then it got stuck in the road and wouldn't move at all, as if the clutch was completely blown. So I towed it with my truck, tore my tow rope because of the drag, the car was still stuck in gear and would not freely roll.
So here the situation is that the car wont move but the gears are engaged even with the shifter in neutral.
Im very confused about this.
Shift cables looked in good condition btw.

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Old 11 Apr 2014, 06:47 pm
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Default Re: 2001 pt stuck in gear but wont move (5 speed)

At the beginning, clutch master cylinder.
At this point in time....

This from HowStuffWorks "How to Tow a Two-wheel-drive Vehicle

"If you let a towed vehicle's drive wheels stay on the ground, you risk severe transmission damage."
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 06:59 pm
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I was always under the impression that a manual transmission vehicle can be towed in neutral, i didn't realize it was stuck in gear until the end. But it was aprox 1/2 mile from my house.
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When you turn the crankshaft pulley, do the wheels rotate? Towing it in gear should just be like downshifting as far as the car is concerned. I mean how far did you go? Did you tow it 80mph in first gear or what?
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Interesting question, ill have to find that out.
I towed it about a half mile, only went up to 20mph max, mostly 10-15.

You just gave me an idea.
Im just wondering should I bother popping a slave cylinder in there and see what happens?
Does anyone know how far the slave cylinder should move when the clutch is pressed?
I actually recorded it and uploaded it to YouTube

Because the slave cylinder does have movement.
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Did you adjust the clutch pedal? 8mm bolt under the dash. Check it out
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Did you adjust the clutch pedal? 8mm bolt under the dash. Check it out


I'll try it, thanks.
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