Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
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Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear



The problem is people want me to fix stuff that isn't broke.  

I asked a question, Farrar was kind enough to quickly respond and suggest checking Martins video about adjusting the linkage cable.  

I went outside an adjusted the cable with the help of my lovely assistant.  I drove the car to town and back an discovered the issue was fixed.  While I was under the car I checked the gear oil and it wasn't low either.  

I then went back in the house an sent a message to the DML thanking both Farrrar and Martin for the information.  

I've been driving my fixed car for at least two days and since then about 20 messages have surfaced telling me to do stuff as extreme as rebuilding the transmission.  

The problem is that people would rather me spend money to rebuild a transmission eater than try a few simple things first.  

Over a year ago I installed a stainless clutch line, replaced the master and slave cylinders, replaced the fluid and bled the system.  I forgot to mention that i checked the clutch fluid the other day and it was fine.  

I'm thankful for all of those willing to help but the problem is already fixed.  A of tight now I don't need a new transmission.  Btw, I had a mechanic replace the shift linkage bolt about a year ago as well. 

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On May 8, 2012, at 8:12 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> "everyone" gave him ideas, things to look for, things to check.  There was nothing wrong with any of the advice he was given (or in your example).
> 
> WHY do you have to be such an ASS!
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 5/8/12, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 8:11 PM
>> That was Steve's problem in a
>> nutshell -- his crossgate cable simply needed to be
>> shortened, yet everybody was telling him to not only mess
>> with the pedal clevis, but also to bleed the hydraulics, top
>> off the gear oil, open the case to change roll pins, etc.
>> 
>> The only reason crossgate cable adjustments are not well
>> known in the DeLorean community is because most DeLoreans
>> have never been driven anywhere close to normal mileage
>> (200,000 miles). If DeLoreans were driven like normal cars,
>> crossgate cable adjustments would be as common as torsion
>> bar adjustments.
>> 
>> Bill Robertson
>> #5939
>> 
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
>> gmfm1@... wrote:
>>> 
>>> For anyone that has a 5 speed trans, if you ever have
>> problems getting into 1st/2nd or 5th, don't try to force it.
>> If you do this too many times or too hard the first time,
>> you can break the pivot bolt in the shifter levers and it
>> can only be accessed from under the car. 
>>> I know because it happened to me. The mechanics
>> wouldn't listen to me when I told them the shifter was out
>> of adjustment. They went the way of the adjustable clutch
>> link and that did not solve the problem..
>>> Gary Masie.
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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