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Very stiff shifting

Old 12-31-2011, 04:55 PM
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Exclamation Very stiff shifting

I was on a 40 minute round trip to the city yesterday in my Mini Cooper and on the way back my gear changes became very stiff and I had to use a lot more force than usual to put it into gear. It did this for about 10 minutes during which I tried to shift as little as possible in case I couldn't get it in gear. I got to a red light after a few miles of this and I left it in first with my foot on the clutch so I knew I could get going and when it turned green I started off as usual but when I went for second gear it was perfectly alright, like nothing was wrong in the first place. Does anyone know why it would've done this for a short period of time then stopped?

It was a warm day and the car had been running for a while already and I've never had anything like this before. My car is a 2002 Mini Cooper S. If you need any more information, just ask!

Last edited by troywk; 12-31-2011 at 05:04 PM.
Old 01-12-2012, 08:39 PM
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if anyone knows the problem id like to know to. sometimes in the morning when i go to drive my car it does this. i feel like its the slave cylinder/master cylinder or the pressure plate...hopefully not the pressure plate. maybe it just needs rebled
Old 01-20-2012, 07:59 AM
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Cool Make that 3 ....

..... who would like to know. I'm about to get underneath and check my shift linkage as a longshot.

Joe Mc
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