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Old 01-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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truck wont go into gear while running?

but when its off it shifts through all the gears just fine.
also clutch males a Sqeeek* when i press down on it,(whille running only)
i replaced the clutch slave sylinder thinking that was the problem...but no change
so anyone got any ideas?
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oh and this happend while i was driving so to get it home i turned it off, put it into gear and used the start clutch cancel and held down the gas and off i went, i could shift into other gears, but it wasnt easy, i basicly just jamed them into gear, i know it was bad, but there was no way i was paying for a tow truck
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have you checked the clutch master cyl?
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So is your clutch not disengaging all the way? When in gear with the clutch pushed in, the truck is still "in gear", like still moving forward? The squeal could be the throw out bearing or the pilot bearing. Pop open the inspection plate and have someone operate the clutch while you watch the clutch move and let us know what you find.
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had a similar issue and my pressure plate was cracked. does it get stuck in gear at all? Also check your slave cylinder for leaks too.
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have you checked the clutch master cyl?
not yet, but how would i check it?
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So is your clutch not disengaging all the way? When in gear with the clutch pushed in, the truck is still "in gear", like still moving forward? The squeal could be the throw out bearing or the pilot bearing. Pop open the inspection plate and have someone operate the clutch while you watch the clutch move and let us know what you find.
if put it in gear, press the clutch down and try to start it, it just jumps and dies, as if the clutch the dosent engage
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if put it in gear, press the clutch down and try to start it, it just jumps and dies, as if the clutch the dosent engage
Ah. Your clutch is actually not disengaging, then. It is constantly in contact with the flywheel and not letting the trans disconnect from the engine to change gears. Look at the clutch fork: if you can see it move, the master and slave cylinders are ok and you are looking at the clutch itself.
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I'd say its time for a good clutch kit.
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Ah. Your clutch is actually not disengaging, then. It is constantly in contact with the flywheel and not letting the trans disconnect from the engine to change gears.
Yup, what he said -- this is the basic problem.

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Look at the clutch fork: if you can see it move, the master and slave cylinders are ok and you are looking at the clutch itself.
Yeah, something is failing, somewhere. The OP needs to check everything end-to-end in the clutch system -- I would recommend starting with the clutch pedal and end up at the flywheel.

Usually the components that fail are the master cylinder and slave cylinder, since they're the only moving parts that aren't replaced periodically. The clutch fork lever can crack/bend, so it would be worth checking.
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dude i got the ecaxt same problem! just now i posted it up. no one i know has a clue. i have the exact same problem. pm me or reply to my post on how you fix it or what is wrong. my truck was parked for a month and this morning i finaly decided to run it and it happened! lmk asap, thanks
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this happens to me all the time! but after i drive aroung for a while it is like perfectly fine
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Generally this means you have a clutch going out...

orrr, you cracked your firewall around your clutch pedal and your adjuster is way out of whack..
try playing with that.
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thanks, but why when i drive it does it act normal again?
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You're warming up the clutch by letting it slip, it expands and then your stuff starts working again?
I don't know, i'm just saying ideas.
If it were me, i'd pull the tranny, clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel.
Get a whole new clutch kit and get the flywheel resurfaced, and put it all back together.
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am right now just finished going through the EXACT SAME THING....
you will need a new clutch kit, and a tranny rebuild. You allready did the slave which is good, unless it is chinese made, then it will fail, and proly within the first month, I think mine has, as it is feeling like I am ' riding the clutch' a bit now.
But everything else, was still needed, a whole new clutch kit assy., and a tranny rebuild. So you might as well get busy, or start saving up some money.
I have one of the best tranny shops in the country down here, and all the parts came to about 550 bucks, it is the labor that is gonna get you.

so if you get underneath, and have someone push the clutch, and the fork moves fine, and you look inside the cab, and the bracket around the clutchrod is not cracked anywhere, then you know
what you are gonna have to do ...

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my toyota wont go into gear.

I tried climbing a mountain with my truck and when i was headed up there were some spots where i got stuck and had to throw it into reverse and then first, i kept repeating tell i got over the part i got stuck well i got to a spot and threw it into reverse then when i went to get into first gear it went in easy but it wouldn't move. now with the truck started i can put the stick into each gear spot without holding the clutch. ( not suppose to be able to do that) and soo i feel like its stuck in neutral and wont go into gear with or without the clutch. can anybody help me out with this? oh yeah and when im playing with the stick the gears arnt grinding like they usually do.
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had a similar issue and my pressure plate was cracked. does it get stuck in gear at all? Also check your slave cylinder for leaks too.
same here on my 88 pickup, except the pressure plate shattered into 4 pieces. it would still drive mostly, but i couldn't shift gears with the engine running, and it would just burn the clutch up if I tried to go uphill. mechanic who pulled the tranny said he'd never seen anything like it.
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i pulled my floor mat from under the clutch pedal and its shifts fine cold, but when its warm its back to not shifting.
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turquoise; you have at least one prob; you slave cyl sounds like it could be a prob, or the fork, as the slave can start out fine when cold then when it warms up, the piston does not return as fast, and it feels like you are riding the clutch.
But then again, also your tranny warms up, and so does the diff parts of your clutch kit. So it could be also any part of your clutch kit, or your tranny.

Tachyon, reread my above post, get someone out there with you; inspect your assy., inside your truck on the floorboard real closely, see if it is cracked anywhere at all. Then get underneath and have other person push in on the clutch , and out. your slave cyl, you should see the piston move about 1 to 2 inches, and the same for the fork attached to it. at a minimum, it sounds like your clutch kit is going bad, proly your tranny as well...

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