My 85 2M4 has a slight tranny problem I have been trying to diagnose. When I shift into 5th gear there's a little grinding, if I shift into 5th very quickly there is almost no grinding. I have good movement at the slave cylinder and I have replace the clutch master with Rodney's excellent un it and I put Rodneys double piston kit in the slave cylinder. Could this be something to do with the shift cables or linkage? I do see a little bit of a gap where one of the cables attaches to the vertical shift lever at the transaxle case (like maybe the bolt slipped down the slotted attachment point a little) Thanks for any and all advice. Cliff
That slot allows for adjustment of the cable. If you don't have one, get yourself a Haynes manual. It details how to adjust. The condensed version is to remove the console shift surround and place the shifter into First gear. There is a small hole just at the base of the shifter shaft where you would insert a drill bit horizontally to lock the shifter into place. Loosen the nut on the end of the cable at the transmission lever, wiggle the lever to be sure it's fully engaged in the gear, then tighten the nut.