85 Fiero - 5 speed manual transmission doesnt give thrust when engaged (Page 3/3)
svocal DEC 06, 06:03 PM

Originally posted by olejoedad:

I find it hard to believe that Archie would anything out of his shop that wasnt road tested and in proper order.

I am in no way questioning Archie's work, In the past he has always been helpful in answering questions about fieros an swaps.
As mentioned previously, the car ran ok during the road test when i picked it. I was a bit intimidated by the power of 350. I wasn't use to the punch when shifting gears so i looked like a first timer driving a clutch.
The car would shake as i engaged into gear momentarily(like when you are trying to start/crank your car..) , then it would be fine.
After sitting in my garage for 5 years is when i noticed the clutch issue. I thought maybe it was the hydraulic fluid. but mechanic said it wasnt.
olejoedad DEC 06, 07:33 PM
I know you weren't questioning Archie's work, we all know what great work he and his team did.
I was just pointing out that the car was set up correctly, and the.problem is from lack of use, not incorrect parts.
Its my hope its a matter of lubrication and exercising the clutch system, rather that an expensive teardown, that gets you back on the road.

Keep us posted with your progress.
Patrick DEC 24, 02:49 AM

Did you get this sorted out?