Clutch or possible transmission problem? Please need some input
Today I went to go look at a 6.0 GTO for sale, after we left we hopped on the highway and were driving home. The guy in the GTO then flew by me so I dropped a few gears and gave chase. When I went to hit 4th gear the car would not go into gear. It made some type of noise and wouldent go into any gear. It would feel like it went into the gear, but when I let the clutch out it would just grind. We let the car roll to a stop and got it towed. The clutch pedal is very, very light and easy to press down and does not feel right. Does this sound like my clutch went or could it be something more serious (and expensive) like the T-56.
Also does anyone have any recomendations for a new clutch if so? Is anyone having any good deals on clutches right now? My mods are currently:
Car is probably putting down a little over 400RWHP so the clutch has to hold that power without a problem and future mods are probably rear and DR's, and some spray (125 shot) so it would need to hold power like that. Thanks for any input
__________________ 2001 Trans-Am WS6 M6 -MS3 cam, PRC Dual Springs, Texas-Speed Pushrods, Spec Stage 3 Clutch, BMR SFC's, Pacesetter LongTube Headers -Pacesetter Off-Road Y-Pipe - SLP Loudmouth w/ no resonator -SLP Lid -WS6 Store ShortThrow Shifter 12.56 @ 115MPH - 407RWHP 382Ft.-Lbs - 93 Probe GT 5 spd - Spun bearing - Waiting for motor swap
The description you provide leads me to believe that this is most likely hydraulic in nature. If you popped a slave-cylinder you will find fluid dripping from the bell or inside the bell when the trans is dropped. If it is a Master you may not see fluid under the car initially and thus it is best to visually inspect the area around the Master visually.
Ultimately, your inability to select a gear was related to a clutch that wouldn't release. And, as I am sure you know release occurs as a result of a properly working Slave and Master Cylinder. Let us know what you find. Thanks!