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Date:         Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:08:16 -0500
Reply-To:     Jimmy Johnston <inmytree1@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Jimmy Johnston <inmytree1@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      clutch issue or hydraulics issue
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Hello all, My 1991 GL with a 2.2 Subaru + a Manual Transmission has been having a shifting issue as in I've been having trouble getting into gear. The clutch kit is about 8 years old. Transmission was rebuilt 3 years ago.

Last night when driving, it was a real struggle to get into 1st and 2nd second gears when the van was running. I had to slam the sucker in there, if that makes sense. Additionally, I've been getting some clutch chatter...

I can shift through all gears when not moving and the engine off.

If memory serves me right, this sounds like a pilot bearing/clutch issue vs. a bad master and or slave cylinder.

Before I get to tearing things apart, I just wanted to confirm my thinking that I'm likely dealing with a clutch/pilot bearing issue.

Thoughts and guidance appreciated

Thanks, Jimmy Wilmington, NC

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