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myke
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Registered: 7th Feb 01
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21st Mar 03 at 01:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my car can get a bit awkward to select gears after the cars been driven for a while. it's fine when it's just started, but after 25mins or so it can be a real bitch.

it wont select gears nice and slickly like it should, and you have to use a bit of force on the stick to get it it. also when it's like this, it's impossible to engage reverse without grinding it quite harshly.

and yes i have got the clutch all the way down. i would of guessed the cluth needs adjusting, but it seems odd that it only does it after a time.

gratefull for any help.
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leeshez
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21st Mar 03 at 06:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How about adjusting the clutch cable a little bit see if this helps or move your seat closer a touch see if you can get more travel from the pedal Lee
Cybermonkey
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21st Mar 03 at 07:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just out of interest mike, is that an RS front bumper by Dietrich? If so, what was the fitting like?

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OzzySRi
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Registered: 18th Jun 02
Location: Sydney, Australia Drives: Corsa C 1.8 SRi
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21st Mar 03 at 08:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

when was the last time u changed ur clutch fluid?? i had the same prob in my previous car n was told by mech that the clutch n brake fluid should be changed every two years regardless of distance travelled. according to him the fluid absorbs water over time n loses its properties. Anyhoo i had it done n it solved the prob
Daimo B
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21st Mar 03 at 09:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Do u find it hard to get it into gear??

Mines currently like this. Causes are the bushes on the gear linkage (shaped bit of metal connecting the gear linkage accross the back of the engine). Small 1 part, nghtmare to do. Engines gotta be lowered a bit to get to it

Or it may not be that. Mine is though. Doh.
myke
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21st Mar 03 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

damn hope its not that.
its not that i'm not using all the travel cos i have the pedal in the carpet.
brake fluid was changed last month at its 20k mile service. dunno if they did the clutch fluid or not.
i may take it in to have it looked at.
cheers for the help.

and yeah it is a dietrich rs bumper. didn't fit it myself, but i think it needs a little trimming around the headlights, and cracks around the mount at the sides if you run into anything. (ii hit a badger)
widget
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Registered: 17th Feb 03
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21st Mar 03 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gearbox oil at the right level ?

i just set my gears up with a 4.5mm drill bit and they glide in now
widget
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21st Mar 03 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

btw nice colour car,its the same as mine
matt_jonesuk
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21st Mar 03 at 13:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine has problems getting into first gear it goes into gear but not easily also when i press the clutch down to go into reverse i sometimes have to release the clutch then press it down again and then put it into reverse for some reason
pjd
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22nd Mar 03 at 23:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How do you go about changing the gear box oil in a 1995 GSI???
stuyw
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Registered: 15th May 02
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22nd Mar 03 at 23:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wot about altering the gear linkage??
does it crunch in reverse as well??
jjcymru
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23rd Mar 03 at 12:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the clutch pedal should be roughly in line with the brake pedal, if its lower as you said your not disengaging the clutch fully which means your not gonna get it into gear too easlily.
corsadodo
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Registered: 29th Mar 02
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23rd Mar 03 at 12:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had same prob bout a month ago, couldnt adjust my cluch cable so took it to vauxhall, said my gear selecta or summat had gone and the clutch cable need adjusting, only cost me 33
Steven Brough
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23rd Mar 03 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine does this mate, just look in haynes manual on how to adjust clutch cable and it'll be ok.

Although I'm having to do mine every 6 months or so!!

Your clutch pedal should be inlign with your brake pedal.
Adam-D
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23rd Mar 03 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

every now and then mine cruchces reversese what could this be?
RossGSI
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reason for crunchen in reverse, this is what i heard is becouse vauxhalls haves a dog leg gearbox what ever that mean and that really u should depress the clutch twice before putting in reverse dont quote me on it its just what ive heard.
myke
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23rd Mar 03 at 23:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok thanks guys. hope it just needs adjusting, so i'll try that.

as for your reverse problem, i think you have to have the clutch down for a whole second to get it in nicely. if you try and push it in straight away it'll grind.
JayC
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23rd Mar 03 at 23:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine did this, justv alter the cable in the enigine bay. (1 min job)
Speedi
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LOL! How da hell can u change the clutch fluid on a corsa? Corsa's use a cable operated clutch n not a hydralic (excuse my spelling) set-up! U corsa-heads should know this!
john_sri
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24th Mar 03 at 09:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Speedi
LOL! How da hell can u change the clutch fluid on a corsa? Corsa's use a cable operated clutch n not a hydralic (excuse my spelling) set-up! U corsa-heads should know this!


just read down this post thinkin is anyone going to spot this????

the only fluid in that area is the gearbox oil. i have found that in the linkage there is a small plastic cap thet goes on to a ball joint and into a cup to connect part of it. it has a habit of crackin. talked to a few macanics i know and they agreed with me. went to vaux for a new one and they had never heard of the poblem and didn't know what part i was after. i had to get them to bring up the parts screen with the split diagram and point it out to them. they had one in stock thou, seems strange to keep a part in stock that doesn't have a habbit of breakin.
dcm1
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24th Mar 03 at 21:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

adjust the cable ...
when the clutch plate gets warm it expands and needs that little bit more to let the gear engage proparly ...as for reverse it has always been a bitch on vauxhalls
Lights
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Registered: 24th Mar 03
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   24th Mar 03 at 22:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers lads - my 01 corsa c has is down to 3 gears at the moment - first and second are available about once in every three attempts to engage them - was convinced that I'd need a new gearbox after 18k miles
...mebbe it might not be so bad after all !

Lights (newbie)
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24th Mar 03 at 23:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

all u need to do is take the little bung out the gearbox at the back of the bit that sits on top slacken the bolt under the car which connects the selector.move the selector on the gearbox untill u can get a 4.5mm drill bit into the hole(this locks it into place) then lift up the gear gaiter inside the car and use a screwdriver or similar to put in the holes to lock the gearstick in position then retighten the gearselector bolt,its a 5 min job and after its done it will be like driving a brand new car again
Matty Hall
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25th Mar 03 at 13:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine does this and I find if I stick it into neutral before selecting reverse it's ok.
Lights
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Registered: 24th Mar 03
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26th Mar 03 at 20:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks lads - will try to sort it over the weekend before I pull the gearstick out of the car !!

 
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