1st gen sho,,, 91 3.0 clutch adjustment

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byrdman

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Are there any adjustments on the clutch on a 1st gen. SHO / 1991 w/ 3.0 L 5 speed .
It has a linkage w/knuckle ... (Like a u joint) the knuckles Teflon bushings are pretty worn it seems...
I can get it in 3 , 4 , and 5th gear ,,, but will not go in 1st and 2nd gear ,,, I wonder if that knuckle might be my problem ???
Anyone have any idea they could help me with ??? TY
By the way ,,, I'm byrdman ,,, new member ,,, thank's for having me aboard folk's ...
 

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If you are referring to the Clevis joint on the rod shifter right where it connects to the transmission, then you can get a replacement Clevis bushing kit from SHOSource. I'm the meantime, where the rod shifter assembly bolts to the underside of the car there are two 13mm nuts holding it up. Put the car in 2nd gear and loosen those two nuts and slide the assembly forward as much as you can. May only move a mm or so but that should take up the slack of the worn out Clevis until you can repair it.

-Chad

 

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Not being able to get into first or second is a sign that the throughout bearing is wearing through the clutch fingers. you can usually adjust the cable once but will be on borrowed time for a clutch r&r
 

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Not being able to get into first or second is a sign that the throughout bearing is wearing through the clutch fingers. you can usually adjust the cable once but will be on borrowed time for a clutch r&r
That could be the case, or it's a worn 1/2 synchro. If you can't engage first, try one of these options:
- Foot on clutch, put it in second then first. foot off clutch
- Foot on clutch, gently push the gear lever towards first and slowly raise your foot off the pedal to nudge the transmission internals to get everything lined up.

I think that's more likely than a loose cable in this case as no problems engaging higher gears. But do this test anyway and adjust the clutch cable tension as needed:

 
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