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71’ 2002 with a 5 speed swap. Trans was hard to shift into 2nd and Occasionally transmission would get stuck in gear or drag as if the clutch wasn’t disengaged. After a lot of work and new parts the shifting into second is better but the stuck in gear happens more. Here’s what’s been done so far. New slave and master, new clutch, new pilot and thrust bearings, new seals and bronze pivot. Filled with redline MTL. New shifter plate and work on trans mount to get it to sit level and proper. All work has been done by a reputable mechanic. 
Note, it has the larger flywheel and the bolts were contacting the springs so they were clearanced by mechanic. 
 

is the trans bad? That’s the only other option I can think of… anyone have any other thoughts?

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47 minutes ago, Rob Zaeos said:

Note, it has the larger flywheel and the bolts were contacting the springs so they were clearanced by mechanic. 

This needs more explanation.  I don't recall anything like this has been an issue from all I have observed.  What flywheel causes this unless it's not an M10 engine.

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Did you replace the slave cyl (sic) ? The bleeder does not go the top, it goes to the bottom.   Picks would be good. 

 

It the clutch is disengaging, then you are in the repair zone, and metric mechanic is the only one that works on them as far as I can tell. 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, tzei said:

There is something going on with dog gear or selector fork. Me thinks.

Interesting and hoping its not. Happens in 1st and reverse when i am parking basically. when rolling it doesn't happen.

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1 hour ago, Dudeland said:

Did you replace the slave cyl (sic) ? The bleeder does not go the top, it goes to the bottom.   Picks would be good. 

 

It the clutch is disengaging, then you are in the repair zone, and metric mechanic is the only one that works on them as far as I can tell. 

 

 

 

Slave is in the correct position and clutch is disengaging as far as i can tell. It doesn't lurch or bog the engine at a complete stop, it just won't come out of gear.

 

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1st and reverse, and no problems when moving sounds like the wrong clutch release bearing.

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1 minute ago, jimk said:

1st and reverse, and no problems when moving sounds like the wrong clutch release bearing.

Could be, i was thinking it was just because those are the only gears i come to a complete stop in. Ill try it in other gears and report back.

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Just for the heck of it...check the metalastic joints that hold the shift tower to the tranny.  The mounting bolts pass through 'em, and when the rubber portion of these joints turns to black goo, it makes shifting difficult.  And if the mounting bolts work loose, then it really affects your shifting, as you're moving the shift tower with the shift lever--in relation to the tranny--and thus keeping the shift linkage from functioning properly.  

 

Easy to check from under the car, and a lot easier than delving into the tranny's innards...

 

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Note, it has the larger flywheel and the bolts were contacting the springs so they were clearanced by mechanic. 

 

Like Jim, I think this is a sign that something is not quite right in the parts selection.

 

Because I've run quite a few clutch combinations, and if anything was hitting the bolts,

then something was backwards, incorrect, or broken.

 

5 speed and 228 clutch ought to be running the 323 throwout, but that's not always absolutely required.

 

But first things first: if you raise the rear wheels and run the engine, the rear wheels should stop when the 

clutch pedal's pressed, transmission in first or reverse. 

If they are moving, it's a clutch problem. 

If they stop, then it's (probably) not.

 

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If your clutch checks out, you may be experiencing the same difficulties as this gent with his Getrag 5 speed in his Opel GT.

 

 

First and reverse selector arm moving out of aligment with selector shaft. Hopefully not your issue, but his fix was inexpensive.

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