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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
Flingit1200s
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Difficulty getting into first gear

Just as the title says. It shifts normally through all of the other gears but when at a stop it is hard to get it into first. Where do I start?

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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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Just as the title says. It shifts normally through all of the other gears but when at a stop it is hard to get it into first. Where do I start?
I would just check the master cylinder fluid level. It's a simple way to rule out a hydraulic issue. If the fluid is low, top it off, bleed it and check the level again. It could be alot of things, but a leaky slave or master can start out this way, if it's just a small leak. So, check it and make sure it's up to the line, take care of that if it's not and then post back here and someone will help you troubleshoot further.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:28 AM   #3
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Also check your tranny fluid. It does not take much of a splash to get water in your tranny. I found that one out myself. If the fluid is whitish vs. somewhat clear that means water.
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