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    Default Crunchy gears!

    My newly purchased 2CV van wants to crunch in first and reverse. I sometimes avoid crunching in first by putting it in second first, and that seems to help. If the clutch is faulty, should it not crunch in all gears? Or perhaps the synchros are stuffed?

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    Um, is it an all syncro box..? I suspect there are no syncros in first or reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Um, is it an all syncro box..? I suspect there are no syncros in first or reverse.
    No, not in first anyway, but they should not crunch when stationary.

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    Clutch not disenagaging properly or faulty gear selector/gear lever mechanism?
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    Sounds like the incorrect release bearing (or the clip not attached to it).

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    I have noticed from day one that the gear leaver, the one coming out of the dash, has a marking on it. Pushed in to the mark and flush with the dash, thats when it is in neutral. But with the van, when in neutral, that mark is about two inch out?

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    It will be a dragging clutch.
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    Well, I have done nothing as yet to fix it, but strangely, it fixed itself. have used it a fair bit in the last week or so, and perfecto! Weird! Two weeks ago I did sprayed the clutch cable housing (tubing), with silicon spray. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad bertie View Post
    well, i have done nothing as yet to fix it, but strangely, it fixed itself. Have used it a fair bit in the last week or so, and perfecto! Weird! Two weeks ago i did sprayed the clutch cable housing (tubing), with silicon spray. ?

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    My first question would have been about the g'box having synchros, but I think others have clarified that.

    I guess you have found a way to deal with it, but it can't hurt checking if there's any (or enough) oil in the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bertie View Post
    Well, I have done nothing as yet to fix it, but strangely, it fixed itself. have used it a fair bit in the last week or so, and perfecto! Weird! Two weeks ago I did sprayed the clutch cable housing (tubing), with silicon spray. ?
    It looks like YOU fixed it, rather than it fixing itself.

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    Clutch not disenagaging properly or faulty gear selector/gear lever mechanism?

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    Must be an Automatic [Fixer]...Should command an excessive value when & if you sell..........

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    flywheel spigot bearing freed up with a bit of use?
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    Silicon spray worked through and freed up clutch cable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    My first question would have been about the g'box having synchros, but I think others have clarified that.

    I guess you have found a way to deal with it, but it can't hurt checking if there's any (or enough) oil in the box.
    I once had a 2CV with low level of gearbox oil, and what happened wasn't crunching gears, but rather very heavy, like going through almost dry cement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Silicon spray worked through and freed up clutch cable?
    Maybe, but you think it would have affected all the gears? anyway, I am not complaining now as all is well. Touch wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    flywheel spigot bearing freed up with a bit of use?
    Yes this car had very little use since its rebuilt some yers back in South Africa. Even the door rubbers are so new and stiff, the doors will not shut easely!

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