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Old 05-25-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
Wabu
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Random Problem: Cannot Move Shift Lever on MT

Hi, All. I've been reading through the various posts about stuck clutches and whatnot and am not sure that I've come across what's going on with my E. 2005, 182K miles, never have done anything with the clutch (not even bled it). Twice in the last two months, and for no clear reason, I've gone out to drive the car and the shift lever won't go anywhere. Clutch pedal depresses fine, no weird noises, and I've not had any issues at all with grinding or missed shifts when it's working (i.e., I don't think it's the clutch plates or a broken spring, etc.). The first time it happened, I depressed the clutch a bunch of times and then - magically - I could move the shift lever. It was fine for a few weeks, and then it happened again. The second time, I ended up turning the car on and then the shift lever would move again. Mechanic says he's 95% certain it's just the hydraulics and that replacing the master and slave cylinders should do the trick. I'm not seeing any fluid leakage, but I know that the cylinders (particularly the master) can go bad without presenting that symptom.

I'm inclined to try this since a) the car does have a lot of miles on it and the cylinders have never been replaced, and b) it's a cheaper first attempt at a fix ($450) than replacing the clutch. I'd welcome any thoughts you all have on this!

Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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Master cylinder on the brake system went out. I think you can buy a repair kit for it. Not sure. Mine is an automatic.
Maybe someone else can chime in...


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Old 05-25-2019, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thanks. The part's not expensive, just the labor...14 years in, those bolts holding the MC on are looking a little rough. :(
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:39 PM   #4
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It's the hydraulics. For less than the price of a rebuild kit and the labor to rebuild it you can buy a new master cylinder and replace it yourself.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:55 AM   #5
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It's the hydraulics. For less than the price of a rebuild kit and the labor to rebuild it you can buy a new master cylinder and replace it yourself.
Thanks - that's my hope! Alas, the MC is easy (ish), but I'd also need to replace the slave cylinder and for the life of me I can't reach it.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:43 PM   #6
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You will have to reach it to bleed the system.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:36 PM   #7
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You will have to reach it to bleed the system.
Thanks - that's my hope! Alas, the MC is easy (ish), but I'd also need to replace the slave cylinder and for the life of me I can't reach it.
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