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Today I was just going around the corner to get some food and right before my street on the return trip my car basically died..
All of a sudden I heard like a bolt or something go flying under the car and it just REV'D hard.
My engine was still running but I could not get it to grab any gear, it would just rev..
HELP
pic of the car that just died
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (85vrcoupe)

my friend told me it is my clutch
I was able to start the car just now, put it in first, let out the clutch and it just rev'd, I didnt move.
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (85vrcoupe)

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i would check the axles first

Yup http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif I would check the axles, then possibly the clutch and pressure plate.
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (CHRGD_MK2)

pete.. when you put the car in gear, and let it out and give it gas if the speedo moves its probably and axle.
so just try that first. thats what happened to me with my car.
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (Splisks)

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my friend told me it is my clutch

if it was the clutch wouldnt you still be able to get all the gears except the one(s) thats busted
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (Splisks)

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my friend told me it is my clutch
I was able to start the car just now, put it in first, let out the clutch and it just rev'd, I didnt move.

Check your axles. When one breaks, the car won't move (you can put it in gear and let the clutch out and nothing will happen)...that is, unless you have an LSD
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (Splisks)

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seems like axel because the speedo moves when I rev it in first

I think that could hurt the differential, don't let it sit still in gear without the clutch pressed for long...
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (Splisks)

jacked it up, the driver side wheels moves with so much ease while the passenger doesnt.
So I broke my driver side axel?
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (anon_az)

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I think that could hurt the differential, don't let it sit still in gear without the clutch pressed for long...

I did that test, really fast.
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (Splisks)

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jacked it up, the driver side wheels moves with so much ease while the passenger doesnt.
So I broke my driver side axel?

if you dont know if its your axle. just turn your wheel and look under the car or through the side of the wheel.
you will either see a bunch of grease or it snapped
 

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Re: My car just crapped out, is it my tranny? (severed)

Thanks for all the help so far guys, means a lot.
I jacked up the car and it seems like it is the driver side for sure. Its starting to get dark and its in the street, so I cant do much more checking tonight.
 
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