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So my new to me 2005 LGT wagon (5MT), I just started noticing something. When the clutch is depressed, and the shifter moved anywhere (neutral included), when you let off on the clutch pedal, the last bit where the "take-up" would be, it feels like it catches and then pops the rest of the way out.

 

Not sure if this is normal or just my car? Any help would be great!

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I had that at some point. Can be splines on the tranny shaft are dry, or clutch pedal pivot point is dry, or both. Pedal pivot point can be sprayed with some lube. Tranny shaft splines are harder to get to but you may try at least looking at them through the hole on the tranny bell housing. Under rubber plug if you still have one.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

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At the top, its a rectangular-ish shape rubber plug. Can be hard as a rock at this age though.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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At the top, its a rectangular-ish shape rubber plug. Can be hard as a rock at this age though.

 

Do you mean this one,

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Do you mean this one,

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Yes.

 

 

 

OP for God sake don't drop anything in there if you end up looking through it.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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Lol!!!

 

I promise I won't drop anything. I work on Aircraft for a living. Thank you all for the help! It seems to be lessening (if that is a word) with driving. The guy I bought this from only drove it occasionally from what I can guess. I am daily driving it, and am LOVING it!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Small change on this... Didn't want to start a new thread for a similar (related?) issue.

 

I am having a hard time getting the car into 1st when stopped. I have driven mostly manual cars since 2000, so it isn't just a "new to me" type of thing. The clutch seems to only "stick" now occasionally, so I am not as worried about it now. I am wondering if this has something to do with the shift linkage or bushings?

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I recall having similar issues with my 5 MT tranny. IIRC I bled the clutch slave cylinder, replaced the fluid and the issue went away.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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The first thing to check on trouble shifting is that the bolt holding the shift lever isn't too tight. It can cause problems when it's too tight.

 

Pull the trim ring around the shift lever and you'll see the bolt through a u-joint (non-flexible) securing the lever. Loosen this bolt and re-torque to 8.9 ft-lbs.

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Ok, I will try that out. It only binds like this when going into 1st and Reverse... Seems strange to me, I don't have a good history on this car, and someone spent a bit of money modifying it in the past (prior to the guy I bought it from).
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Re-torqued... Unfortunately no dice. I was hoping this would work.

 

Another fun advancement. I left my gas cap on a filler on Thursday and didn't realize (I know... I have a 2016 Honda Civic with the capless fill, and a 2017 Ford Transit 350 with capless fill). On Friday evening I was cruising home @ 75 mph with cruise on, and it kicked off, CEL, and flashing cruise light. Then it starts dying at the stop light before I make it home. Ordered a new cap (amazon direct replacement Gates). Came in Sunday and installed, cleared the CEL, thought everything was great. Drive car into work this morning and it dies at a coast to a Stop light... What is wrong now?!?!

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Re-torqued... Unfortunately no dice. I was hoping this would work.

 

Another fun advancement. I left my gas cap on a filler on Thursday and didn't realize (I know... I have a 2016 Honda Civic with the capless fill, and a 2017 Ford Transit 350 with capless fill). On Friday evening I was cruising home @ 75 mph with cruise on, and it kicked off, CEL, and flashing cruise light. Then it starts dying at the stop light before I make it home. Ordered a new cap (amazon direct replacement Gates). Came in Sunday and installed, cleared the CEL, thought everything was great. Drive car into work this morning and it dies at a coast to a Stop light... What is wrong now?!?!

 

 

 

 

Since you reset the ECU it could be the MAF is dirty and when ECU is learning it adjusts the trim way out. Had something similar happen when I switched to K&N, didn't clean the MAF for some time and then at some point reset the ECU - the car would barely start and stutter idling. Didn't die though.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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Crap... I am wondering if I got a bad tank of gas. That is the only thing that I have changed (and the missing gas cap). I will try, anything special to clean it with? ISO alcohol?
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Crap... I am wondering if I got a bad tank of gas. That is the only thing that I have changed (and the missing gas cap). I will try, anything special to clean it with? ISO alcohol?

 

 

I use water removal additive which is essentially just that.

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 248K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 258K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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I did not, something similar (I only let it idle about 5 mins, not 10). It seems to be corrected however. I believe that I had some bad fuel. I did clean the MAF yesterday at work. It stumbled all over itself while it idled (for the 5 mins that I stated earlier), and then evened out. It has been running great since. Not really sure if it WAS the MAF cleaning, or the ECU reset, but the fuel for sure helped (I filled it back up yesterday morning).

 

The car had been running poorly since Thursday of last week (last time I bought gas, and I had topped it up, also when I misplaced my fuel cap).

 

THANK YOU ALL for your help!!!

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