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psycho47
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted July 25, 2005 05:54 AM  
I put a bert transmission in for this last weekend and was having trouble putting it in low and reverse. It would grind and then slip in. Is the clutch not disengaging? Is there some sort of adjustment? This is supposed to be a new transmission with only a couple of races on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted July 25, 2005 06:14 AM  
with mine , i try to put into gear before i start the car and then dont raise the rpms beyond 1000 before shifting from r to l and again at about 2000 rpms back out of the gas and shift to high.

psycho47
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted July 25, 2005 06:34 AM  
I was wondering about that. I ended up putting it in gear with the engine off. I find it hard to believe that it should be like this though. I thought about giving Bert a call but I wanted to see if anybody else had experienced this as well.

dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted July 25, 2005 08:01 AM  
This will also happen if your engine idle is somewhat high.

I have a 2 season old falcon and it will still grind getting it into L and R at times. I put it in the gear I want before starting the car.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted July 25, 2005 08:45 AM  
the other thing youll probably notice is that you pedal **** near hits the floor before it engages and moves the car.

psycho47
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted July 25, 2005 09:24 AM  
The instructions say you should have 1/2" to 3/4" of travel and I am more like 1" to 1-1/2" of travel. My engine only idles around 1000 RPM so I don't think its idling too high. It's kind of a pain if you have to put the car in reverse, back up, shut it off, put it in low, start the car and take off. I thought maybe the clutch wasn't releaseing all of the way and that it might be prematurely wearing it out. Switched from a powerglide with the internal clutch which was much simpler. Put the Bert in and lost around 50 pounds of total weight so I hope its worth it.

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted July 25, 2005 09:29 AM  
It'll be tough to get into gear until it has been ran through the gears a few times. When you fire it up, just rip the shifter back hard... if it keeps grinding then tap the gas a touch and see if it needs more RPM to slip into gear.

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted July 25, 2005 10:20 AM  
I just start mine in gear to avoid that grinding noise. I don't know how you could stop it with the input shaft of the transmission turning all the time.


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