Sticky Gear Change

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AlbaZeus
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Post by AlbaZeus » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:29 am

The transition between gears seems to have become stiff, where I need to use a little force to get the gear in.

It isn’t a lot of force but definitely more than I would expect to have to use.

There is no clutch slippage, knocking or burning smell.

The car is:

Hyundai Tucson
16 Plate
52k on the clock.
Last service circa 3 years ago.

Trying to get a local garage to have a look but some advise would be great.

Tenbytriker
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Post by Tenbytriker » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:30 am

Not sure if this helps but had same sort of problem with a vauxhall it could be the cables from gear stick to gearbox gets stiff had to change cables wouldnt go back in to neutral plus hard to select gears hope this helps

richarde
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Post by richarde » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:45 am

Years ago, I had a BMW 3 series that had a really stiff/hard gear change. That car needed a change of gearbox oil. That, for me held a lot.

Sounds like a gearbox service, and/or general service is needed for yours
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AlbaZeus
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Post by AlbaZeus » Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:37 am

Hi,

Got the car into the garage and turns out the clutch indeed needs replaced as it is failing to engage.

A general rule of thumb apparently is: Gear issues when the engine is cold usually gearbox & when engine is warm usually the clutch. Not in all cases of course but more often than not.

I was under the impression that a clutch average lifespan was 100k circa however since found out through research it is closer to 50/60k in modern cars.

Thank you for the above responses.

old man
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Post by old man » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:46 am

I was under the impression that a clutch average lifespan was 100k circa however since found out through research it is closer to 50/60k in modern cars.
I remember a comment by Honest John several years ago that stated cars were being built with a 7 year life in mind. I don't know if that was fact and if it was, does it hold true today.
It strikes a chord with me though because manufacturers need big turnovers, so it stands to reason that they don't want their cars lasting forever.
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