What's up everyone?
About a month ago I bought an 1990 Eagle Talon ES for a really cheap price(SHH!) This car was majorly neglected, I have it about a month and have since givin it a complete tuneup, Tires, rear struts, Swapped the tan Interior to Black and Gray, Alternator, Timing Belt and all motor belts. I recently changed gear lube in my transmission and it started shifting much better. I went from about a .5 qt of flat coke to 3.5 qts of gear lube. I believe I went with a 120w-80 (It was thick). The car started to shift better it won't go into 2nd when it's cold. After 1-2 miles it will go right into second. Now it's developed a condition. After the car gets to operating temp 3 gear grinds no matter How slow or fast i shift. When it's still cold I can grab third quick enough to not let off of the throttle and it still doesn't grind. Only when it's warm. I really don't think it's the synrchos cuz i can flat shift(no clutch) it at 3100-3200 rpms with no grind. I know not good for drivetrains but Its better than grinding. My clutch starts grabbing at about 1/3 of the way off the floor and by 3/4 the clutch is fully holding. I have about an Inch of freeplay in the pedal. Bleed the clutch master cylinder and slave sylinder. what do you guys think is wrong? The shifter is weird in 1st/2nd seems like forcing gears sometimes, No Grind tho. and 2nd to third shift seems off. I will give everything a look over tommorow if it is nice.
I have this narrowed down (I think)
1. Clutch Master Cylinder Rod needs adjustment
2. Clutch Freeplay
3. Shifter/ Shift Linkage needs adjustment
4. The car was run hot by my boss
maybe gear lube lost viscosity and is thinning too much.
5. Maybe snycros but i really doubt that
I love this car but man shifting this thing sucks
I wanted to Post this in the Tech forum but I figured u see alot of tranny problems I'd be told to search, and I did do that but every problem is unique and most forums i got as a return query were to the point of my car grinds gears.
If you guys have had this problem or have any good suggestions please let me know, I would really appreciate it.