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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Shifting problem

My son and I were out mud riding this weekend and his zuk all of a sudden started having problems shifting (both transmission and tcase). It was acting like the clutch was not disengaging so I adjusted the clutch cable, but it still seemed like I was shifting without the clutch pushed in. It was as bad shifting the tcase as the transmission. We were way down in the river bottoms so we swapped rigs and I got his into gear and the tcase in 4wd so we could get back. After a while it got to shifting a little better, but not right. Last night I put another clutch cable on it because the original one (13 years old) was binding really bad. I took it out for a test run and it was shifting ok at first. Then I tried to shift the tcase and it was back like the clutch was not pushed in even when I got it back in 2wd. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Shifting problem

This is coming from left field...Is it possible your throwout bearing is either so worn or broken that it is not engaging enough to operate the clutch?

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Re: Shifting problem

if your pilot bearing is bad the input shaft on your tranny will still be turning just a thought

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Re: Shifting problem

So when you try to shift with the x-fer case with clutch pushed in it'll still grind? Is that what you mean? I've got a really crappy clutch cable and going into gear when I am in 4 low is hard sometimes.. Once I replace the cable I'll post on what has been fixed. Have you replaced the shifter sheet?

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Re: Shifting problem

It could be the throwout bearing because it definitely is not disengaging the clutch plate right. It is only a year old though and has not been squealing or anything like they usually do when they are going bad. Is there an EASY way to check this?

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the only way to check the throw-out bearing is to pull the box out. The pilot bearing requires the clutch to be removed.

you could just unblot the tranny, slide it back enough to stick your arm onto the shaft and remove the throw-out bearing. (a little awkward but it saves dropping it out totally). I've done it a few times that way. Very easy to do if you have a lifted zook (I can sit under mine comfortably *LOL*

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Re: Shifting problem

My throwout bearing was jus 6 months old when it fried (a piece of plastic in it got hot and it melted down into the bearings). It didnt make a noise or anything. It jus got real hard to shift and then it wouldnt shift at all. Id try the throwout bearing.



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Re: Shifting problem

Throwout bearing sounds like what I need to check next.

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My shifting problem was fixed. Have you changed the sloppy shifter bolt?

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I have had that shift bolt break and work its way into the tranny. Not cool. Not cool at all.

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