95 Nissan has clutch problems in cold weather ?

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  1. Buckster62

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    It seems my 95 Nissan 4x4 5 speed clutch wants to pull the truck like it is engaged when the temps are cold.
    I have it in neutral I'm very sure of that but it just wants to pull. The tach comes down as I can see a load put on the motor.
    This is a real drag as I have to sit in the truck with the clutch in till it warms up.
    Dang cold up here now and the last thing I want to do is sit in a very cold truck.
    Runs great after driving a few miles !
     
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    I know nothing about this foreign stuff.
    Check Your owners manual for what oil to be using in the trans, at the temps. that You are having.
    To heavy weight of oil will cause this. Will also starve the bearings and bushings of lubrication until it gets warmed a bit.
    After driving, the oil comes to temps and the problem is removed until next cold start~up.
     
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    My theory on this scratch head.. ,when fluid is thick /cold ,gears in trans are binding/messing close together..when fluid gets warm/thinner not.
    Or water frozen at shifter not let shifter go to neutral all the way?? Wiggle shifter see if it stops this nonsense .
     
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    Oh might be water/condensation in fluid at master cylinder line to clutch holding pressure till thaws out??
     
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    Pull upon clutch pedal see if it stops this nonsense.
     
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    Ok I have done all that and as I stated the trans is in neutral. I'm very sure of that.
    I disagree with any fluid or trans issue . The slave cylinder or the pressure plate has to be my problem. I guess I'm not explaining it well enough? The clutch wants to engage with the flywheel. thous dragging down the motor and moving it forward. If shifting was any problem it would give me problems early in the game. I have driven around the block as soon as 3 minutes after starting it.and it shifts fine. :confused:
     
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    may need a new slave, may be showing the start of weakness because of the cold
     
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    So you think my pressure plate is o.k. ?
     
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    I had checked to see if it was low on fluid but it was fine.
    So my first thought is it's not bypassing any ?
     
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    not knowing age, miles, and how you drive it can't speak on clutch and pressure plate.....but i would say since its ok after warming up the slave is going out
     
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