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I have a B&M shifter on my 04 RC. While the truck is off it goes through the gears easily. ...




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Old 11-25-2009, 12:34 PM
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Hard Time Shifting into Gears

I have a B&M shifter on my 04 RC. While the truck is off it goes through the gears easily. When the truck is on it has to be forced into the gears and a pop sound is made. Any ideas?

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I have a B&M shifter on my 04 RC. While the truck is off it goes through the gears easily. When the truck is on it has to be forced into the gears and a pop sound is made. Any ideas?
My first reaction would be to look at the clutch hydraulics....

The slave and master sould be replaced with the Viper upgrade and the lines should be sheilded from the heat.... It has also been recommened to go to Motul 4 dot... (Been ahwile-I'm going from memory)

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Clutch could also be worn out or not completely disengaging...
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I have similar issues but I found my clutch fluid reservoir real low yesterday upon realizing the clutch pedal was requiring more push to disengage. I put more fluid in and pumped her up. Now I can only shift into 1st. But I'm certain it's because air is in the lines. After consulting a higher power on here (won't mention his name so he won't be bombarded with calls) I will be bleeding the clutch system myself of old fluid and air. #1900 is currently jacked up on stands in the garage.

HEY TIM! DOT4? I have DOT3 in my possession now. This isn't good enough?
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valvoline syntec works really well anthony, its in a gold quart at auto zip, has a great high boiling point and not extremely expensive
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valvoline syntec works really well anthony, its in a gold quart at auto zip, has a great high boiling point and not extremely expensive
CHECK! I will be heading out now to get some... Thanks Tony.
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yeah I also spoke to the higher power and Tony told me what to do. Hope it helps. The clutch is only like 6 months old. hope it helps.
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I have similar issues but I found my clutch fluid reservoir real low yesterday upon realizing the clutch pedal was requiring more push to disengage. I put more fluid in and pumped her up. Now I can only shift into 1st. But I'm certain it's because air is in the lines. After consulting a higher power on here (won't mention his name so he won't be bombarded with calls) I will be bleeding the clutch system myself of old fluid and air. #1900 is currently jacked up on stands in the garage.

HEY TIM! DOT4? I have DOT3 in my possession now. This isn't good enough?

Corect you are as is whoever told you so. Open the top on your master fluid resevoir. Notice whether the fluid is black or dark colored vs. being clean. I bet it's pretty darn black, right. Use a turkey baster to remove the old fluid and replace with new. Use DOT4 as the boiling point is much higher. Your clutch area in side the bellhousing gets extremely hot due to the friction of the clutch on the flywheel. IMagine the temps on hard runs!! It basically boils this clutch fluid ( brake fluid) and bakes it. Shielding from exhaust is highly recommended as well as changing the fluid frequently.

THe CORRECT way to do this is by bleeding the entire system via the line connecting to the tranny. IT has a check valve that must be depressed to allow the fluid to escape. This is a buddy system job ( need your ole lady or bud) as one will pump the clutch like you would brakes then the other bleeding under the truck. NEVER let the resevoir get too low, check it every 3 bledds or so and top it off or you'll reintroduce air back into the lines and that is pretty much where most RC owners are having shifting issues, especially the 2-3 shift that the miracle shifter handle swap DOESN'T fix!
Also I am waiting on a master cylinder line and master itself to try an idea that worked for my Trans Am, and many a Camaro and Vette owner as well as a couple T-56 Cobra owners to make the 2-3 shift butter. Hopefully, once I receive this set I can try my ideas and have someone install to see if it works as intended. Basically I increase the pump on the Master and increase line diameter to flow fluid quicker and with more volume. In essence you all are out shifting the clutch. Yall fockers are fast lil speedshifters aren't ya.
P.S. Bleeding the master and slave literally take an hour to do completely. All BS aside and I have tried the Mityvac and one man bleeders with no luck. It TAKES the BUDDY SYSTEM! Just when you are tired of bleeding and refilling and climbing back under the truck........bleed some more. When the clutch has a nice firm pedal you have achieved an air free system.

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Corect you are as is whoever told you so. Open the top on your master fluid resevoir. Notice whether the fluid is black or dark colored vs. being clean. I bet it's pretty darn black, right. Use a turkey baster to remove the old fluid and replace with new. Use DOT4 as the boiling point is much higher. Your clutch area in side the bellhousing gets extremely hot due to the friction of the clutch on the flywheel. IMagine the temps on hard runs!! It basically boils this clutch fluid ( brake fluid) and bakes it. Shielding from exhaust is highly recommended as well as changing the fluid frequently.

THe CORRECT way to do this is by bleeding the entire system via the line connecting to the tranny. IT has a check valve that must be depressed to allow the fluid to escape. This is a buddy system job ( need your ole lady or bud) as one will pump the clutch like you would brakes then the other bleeding under the truck. NEVER let the resevoir get too low, check it every 3 bledds or so and top it off or you'll reintroduce air back into the lines and that is pretty much where most RC owners are having shifting issues, especially the 2-3 shift that the miracle shifter handle swap DOESN'T fix!
Also I am waiting on a master cylinder line and master itself to try an idea that worked for my Trans Am, and many a Camaro and Vette owner as well as a couple T-56 Cobra owners to make the 2-3 shift butter. Hopefully, once I receive this set I can try my ideas and have someone install to see if it works as intended. Basically I increase the pump on the Master and increase line diameter to flow fluid quicker and with more volume. In essence you all are out shifting the clutch. Yall fockers are fast lil speedshifters aren't ya.
P.S. Bleeding the master and slave literally take an hour to do completely. All BS aside and I have tried the Mityvac and one man bleeders with no luck. It TAKES the BUDDY SYSTEM! Just when you are tired of bleeding and refilling and climbing back under the truck........bleed some more. When the clutch has a nice firm pedal you have achieved an air free system.

And all this information is from a QC owner.. Impressive. I couldn't find DOT4 so I got another bottle of DOT3. This is the first time this has happened but it was inevitable since I haven't changed the fluid since the upgraded clutch and parts were done back in 2006. I know I know, I need to be drawn and quartered.. But no one has ever told me.
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Brotha if QCs came with 6 speeds that's what mine would be. Hell it still might one day? I may do the conversion with someone who wants an Auto RC.

My experience is from working on many a t-56 tranny for friends as well as my own.
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