Perhaps it is on here somewhere, but I cant find it.
5 speed. About half the time I press the clutch, it seems to work just fine and nothing seems out of the ordinary on either how hard I press it or where it engages and disengages. The rest of the time, various things happen.
1) I press it and it doesnt seem to be doing its job at all. The gears just grind and are really really hard to get into and out of. If forcing (jamming) the truck into gear doesnt work, I have even had to kill the truck and go into and out of gear with the truck dead, then re-start it.
2) As I sit at a stop light for any amount of time at all, even though the clutch worked fine upon approaching the light, it seems to be acting if it is bleeding off, even to the point of the truck trying to creep, and the only thing stopping me from forward motion is stronger brakeing. I am afraid this will burn out the clutch in short order, but no matter what it is, it cant be good.
3) Going down the road shifting throughout the range of gears hasnt posed any problems. YET!. It is only going from rev to first, or viceversa, sometimes trouble going to 2nd.
Even though I have been driving standards since 1974, it is amazing how ignorant I am of them. I understand the basics, but not much more. I do however think this is NOT an adjustment problem because if it were out of adjustment, wouldnt the problem occur at all times?
Thanks for your help and patience.