Engine wants to die when put into gear

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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by jlwhitney35 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:52 pm

One more time and then I'm done for awhile.

Disconnected fast idle assy, connected ground strap from coil to engine mount and no help.

The one thing I did notice on my last attempt was that I didn't even have to push the clutch in but just move the shifter as if I was going to engage the gear without the use of the clutch and it would stall. So just making contact by pushing the shifter without the clutch is causing the problem. When I say "just making contact" I mean just that, it didn't take much. Applies to any gear as well. Seems as if that would imply an electrical issue, but I'm tired of chasing it for the day.

Frustrated, but will continue with help offered.

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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by atruscott » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:21 pm

I'm wondering around the release bearing.... either way - I'd probably be getting intimate with the insides of the bellhousing about now. Time to drop the transmission.
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by bartigue » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 pm

Agree. This is a binding issue.
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by jlwhitney35 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 pm

OK, appreciate all the input. Onward and upwards.

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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by davedecker4 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:43 pm

Maybe bent clutch fingers or something there. How is your tranny mount? Oil soaked and soft?
Also is there a ground strap from bellhousing to body present?
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by jlwhitney35 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:58 pm

Tranny mount is good Dave.
Also, I removed and reinstalled the ground strap, cleaned the surfaces (contact points).

Putting all aside for a few days while I ponder my next step.

Not up to removing the clutch and or transmission. If nothing else, I'll let her go. I have a spare transmission from a 1980 2000, should be a big help if I try to sell her.

Thanks for the input Dave.

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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by andy » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:10 pm

What happens if you attempt to start in gear?

will the engine turn over?

does the car try to move even though the clutch is in?
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by jlwhitney35 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:01 pm

I don't know Andy, I'll try it tomorrow.
What will that tell me if it does or doesn't?
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by andy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:26 am

It should help figure out if the transmission is locked.

Does the car roll in neutral? In 5th?
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Re: Engine wants to die when put into gear

Post by jlwhitney35 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Thanks Andy, I'll check into that as well, later today.
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