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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    Photo #6 that upper locking bolt/nut looks to close to the coolant hose. May be just the photo but you may want to clamp that hose back if you can.
    Yes, the screw touch a little bit the stainless clamp for now.
    I have to move it just a few inches.

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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Just a quick update on the thread.
    I didn't drive the car very often since, at least 10 or 15 miles and then when I came back home I was unable to change gear, nothing at all...
    So I ordered a set of parts for a new clutch, which I hope will be the cure of what happen to the car
    Wondering when I will be able to drive the car and enjoy it...!
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    Ooh, you've beaten my 4 miles total driving distance..like by 300%.

    Hope the clutch clears your problem and you can get to enjoying the car
    Rob Depew
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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domi View Post
    Just a quick update on the thread.
    I didn't drive the car very often since, at least 10 or 15 miles and then when I came back home I was unable to change gear, nothing at all...
    So I ordered a set of parts for a new clutch, which I hope will be the cure of what happen to the car
    Wondering when I will be able to drive the car and enjoy it...!
    IMG_7272.JPG
    Domi, sorry to hear that. I've been there with the shaft nut issue. What were the symptoms of the gear problem? For example, are you able to shift through all gears with the car off, but not while the engine was running? Were there any signs of a failing clutch on the way home (hard or clunky shifts)?
    Dana

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    Senior Member Domi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    Domi, sorry to hear that. I've been there with the shaft nut issue. What were the symptoms of the gear problem? For example, are you able to shift through all gears with the car off, but not while the engine was running?
    No symptoms at all, while I was driving I hit about 5000rpm and when I wanted to change gear it was almost impossible, I had to stay in 2nd
    Yes I am able to change gear while the engine is off, but you can hear a little crack sometimes
    When the engine s running, I can pass the 1rd but when I try to realease the clutch pedal, then the car is not moving and the 1rd stay on while nothing happen

    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    Were there any signs of a failing clutch on the way home (hard or clunky shifts)?
    No, no not all it happened once and that's it
    Fortunately, I wasn't far away from home and was able to came back the 2nd gear without any stop on the road
    Everything went off just in my backyard and was lucj enough some neighbors came to help me to put the car in the garage manually

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    It sounds like a bad throwout bearing, but of course youíll know once you get it apart. Based on your symptoms, I would also check your bellcrank in your linkage.
    Dana

    1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (5 Speed, Gas Flap, Black Interior, Windshield Antenna, Dark Gray)
    Restored as "mostly correct, but with flaws corrected". Pictures and comments of my restoration are in the albums section on my profile.
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    All right, thanks for the advices

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