Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Missoula, MT
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Hard Shifting NV5600
So this problem has been eating away at me for a while now. Ever since I bought this truck almost 2 years ago, it has always had a hard shift problem. It almost feels like the clutch doesn't release fully right away. I figured it was the stock hydro's going out. I replaced them with the valair HD set from DAP. It definitely helped the problem but it hasn't completely gone away. I thought at first maybe the tranny is just starting to wear out being it has over 200k on it, but it feels exactly the same in every gear. I tried adjusting the clutch pedal out farther so it gets more travel and pushes the clutch more. Still feels like the clutch isn't releasing all the way at first. The truck doesn't try to creep forward on me or anything, I just have to hold the clutch in for about 2-3 seconds in between shifts if I don't want to "catch" the next gear hard. Without pulling the tranny, I am not sure what else I can do. Would a worn out pilot bearing/bushing cause this? The clutch doesn't slip or anything yet. I just don't want to wear my tranny out prematurely or whatever. I even replaced the trans fluid with no change in behavior. Sorry for the novel guys, just don't know what to do.
2001 QC LB 4x4 6spd, Leveled, Edge Hot Comp, Valair HD Hydro's, Pacbrake, Valair SD clutch, ATS 3-piece manifold, ARP studs, Timbo APPS, 4in turbo-back straight, BHAF, 40hp Sticks, Raptor 100, Crankcase Vent Mod, HX35 Turbo, 3.55's, High Idle Switch (Thanks Ed!!!
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