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Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« on: 14 May 2018, 07:52:17 »

Unusually by car was on the drive, so needed to reverse out....
Was 2.5 oC should it be of relavance.

Clutch felt a little strange, cant be more specific really.
Car stalled halfway out, and I couldnt get it out of reverse to restart it, seemed seized in gear.
Got it out, restarted it, moved it some more, and couldnt get it out of gear to go forwards.
Turned ignition off, got it out of gear, started it again, into first and off it went no more issues.

Tested reverse again once I got to work, and it felt a little rough, but in and out a few times and was fine.


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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2018, 08:32:56 »

Read the codes? :)
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2018, 08:45:52 »

Not yet.....but will later.

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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #3 on: 14 May 2018, 09:36:51 »

Manual or slushbox ?
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #4 on: 14 May 2018, 09:48:16 »

Manual.

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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #5 on: 14 May 2018, 09:57:22 »

Oil level ok?
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #6 on: 14 May 2018, 10:06:23 »

Oil?  Engine or gearbox?

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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #7 on: 14 May 2018, 10:33:39 »

Oil?  Engine or gearbox?


Brake fluid  ;)
Have you been playing with the brakes ?
Sounds to me like you have a little air in the clutch slave  :-\
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #8 on: 14 May 2018, 10:44:41 »

Oil?  Engine or gearbox?

Gearbox I would think.

Reading your post again, my first point of call would be gearbox oil.
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #9 on: 14 May 2018, 17:23:53 »

Sticking slave :-\

How is the brake fluid level? Any fluid loss noticed?

This could be under the carpet rather than outside...

Also, possible to miss a gear if rushing... you may have got reverse without quite disengaging a forward gear (if left in gear when parked). Bringing your foot slowly off the clutch at idle in this case would cause the stall, and the torque through the box would effectively lock it temporarily... Restart and neutral would reset the status quo.

Gear linkage adjustment or wear would probably be my first port of call if the clutch is otherwise functioning normally...

Gearbox wear is another possibility if it's been driven hard... Not as durable as the Vectra C box.
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #10 on: 14 May 2018, 18:27:09 »

So...in conclusion...it could be anything from knackered gearbox to alien interference.  ;D
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #11 on: 15 May 2018, 07:32:56 »

Well it was fine all the way home, fine yesterday evening, only an EGR code flagged.
Was fine this morning....

until 2 miles from work anyway when I lost my clutch in the centre of Crewe :(

Pushed it to safety, then got a colleague to tow me to work.

Now stranded here :(

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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #12 on: 15 May 2018, 08:09:10 »

Release bearing?
I replaced the gearbox on an Astra G I had ..... not I job I'd want to do too often, but do-able on a drive
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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #13 on: 15 May 2018, 08:10:20 »

No idea, clutch pedal has zero resistance, goes straight to the floor without doing anything

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Re: Unusual one with the Zaf this morning
« Reply #14 on: 15 May 2018, 08:13:21 »

No idea, clutch pedal has zero resistance, goes straight to the floor without doing anything

Any change in fluid level?  I assume it's the usual Vauxhall set up where by the brakes share the reservoir with the clutch  :-\
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