Get it in gear?
OK, this is worrisome:
Two months ago Midas (St. Louis) installed a brand new clutch kit in
my little Ranger. And it ran great. Nothing like a NEW clutch to kick you
Now... over the last two weeks, this has happened twice: upon starting up in the
morning, truck won't move forward, won't move backward. Just sits there while
I accelerate. There is no grinding or unpleasant sound. After about a minute of
switching from 1st to Reverse, something suddenly goes CLUNK and the truck
goes into gear. It seriously sounds scary, like a gear just breaking off something,
but the truck runs fine after that.
What the heck is this? I took it to a local Midas, thinking it might be a warranty
job, but they couldn't find anything wrong. (I don't think they checked thoroughly... just
drove it around a few times.) Any ideas? It's a gnarly sound. And it's getting colder up here in Michigan. Would appreciate any ideas anyone has. I can't really afford any more costly repairs!