2000 gmc sonoma 5spd shift issues?

Discussion in 'Chevy S10 Forum (GMC Sonoma)' started by sk33mcg33, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. sk33mcg33

    sk33mcg33 New Member

    hey there new to this. Im looking to pick up a 2000 gmc sonoma 2.2 5spd . previous owner destroyed clutch from pedal to clutch itself. after the clutch (from pedal on ) was replaced it seems to not always like 3 gear and doesnt always take reverse well. could it be because i drive it like a manual car? I mean i beat a pretty modified civic with it. am i pushing it to hard? i haven't gone over 3000 rpm. but ideas?
  2. Mechnix

    Mechnix New Member

    I'd change the trans fluid, make sure you get syncromesh fluid either GM or Royal Purple is my favorite, the GM fluid requires an additive also.

    New fluid is worth a try but if he beat the clutch he probably beat the tranny also
  3. 91s10clay

    91s10clay New Member

    bleed the slave cylinder
  4. MTspacez

    MTspacez Member 100 Posts

    I don't know if the issues are quite the same. In my '94 S10 after driving home from work, I can hardly get it into reverse without the gears doing some grinding. If I let the idle drop, it goes in smoother, but I don't always have that option.
  5. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I'm trying to figure out if it's manual, or auto, and then I'm trying to figure out why the engine is not at idle, and then I'm trying to figure out why the truck isn't stopped when your shifting into reverse.???????
  6. MTspacez

    MTspacez Member 100 Posts

    It's a standard shift, and when you take your foot off the gas, the idle doesn't drop instantly. Even after waiting a few seconds, the gears grind when I try to put it into reverse, this doesn't happen every time, but I'd estimate that seven out of ten times it does. I've had numerous clutch issues with this truck, and if I can ever locate affordable garage space, I'm taking the auto out of my wrecked truck and swapping 'em out! Okay?

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