Nissan Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a 1990 Nissan Stanza with a 5 speed manual transmission. Recenty it has been getting harder and harder to get into 5th gear and reverse which are on the far right using the shift lever. The mechanic I use said to get a shifting rod that goes from the bottom of the shifting lever to the transmission. So far I haven't been able to find what he described by doing a search. Can anyone tell me specifically what to do a search for?

Also in case anyone is familiar with this the clutch gets soft and spongy. This has been going on a long time. I used to get out and bleed it and that helped for a very short while then it was back to getting soft again. As time went on I learned to put it in neutral and pump the clutch and it would start to feel pretty solid again. It still sux though. Recently that doesn't work well any more and I have to pull the clutch pedal out with my foot, which sux a lot! I took it to the mechanic and he changed the "master cylinder" which someone else said is really the slave cylinder. Anyway after he changed it the problem is still the same as it was before he changed it. To me it feels like air must be slipping in somewhere but why did it pump up good pressure before and why did it stop doing so recently? I'm totally ignorant about this sort of thing...

Thank you for any help or suggestions!

David
Maine, USA
 

·
Sup Mod keeping the peace
Joined
·
6,766 Posts
The clutch master cylinder is next to the brake master cylinder. The clutch slave cylinder is located on the transmission bell housing. Air getting into the hydraulic system could be caused by a bad slave cylinder or a bad hose connecting the slave cylinder. Inspect the slave cylinder and the hose for any wetness of hydraulic fluid. I would place my bet on a bad hose as they do deteriorate after time.
 

·
NF Mod/Nissan Master Tech
2006 Pathfinder LE, 2003 Frontier SVE
Joined
·
9,767 Posts
I normally replace the clutch master and the slave cylinder at the same time. If one's bad, the other is usually not far behind. You can go to Rockauto and get the pair for under $25; I recommend Exedy brand. I don't think the hose is that much more, either? Fix the hydraulic system before you worry about the shift linkage, as it may be due to your hydraulic system.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top