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Old 05-24-2010, 12:44 PM
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I think i should head to the dealership!! (6-speed issue)

So it happened to me three times this weekend....and I am not sure what the heck is going on. The car had been sitting for a few hours and was cold. I got in, pushed the clutch in (the car was still in 1st gear), pushed the start button and fired it up. I then tried to take it out of gear....it would not budge. It was locked up in 1st gear. I did not try to let off the clutch in fear of launching into the side of the house. I turned off the car (with the clutch still in) and it started to roll backwards (still in 1st gear). It rolled about a foot and i stopped. I tried to start it again and it fired up. I was able to shift normally after that. I dont know if it had something to do with the way it was parked or if it was the tranny. It happened three times, twice in the driveway and once at the gas station (it was warmed up that time).

Am I over thinking this? Or should i be concerned and take it to the dealership?
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:49 PM
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Mine has locked up several times- almost always if the car is on an incline. I can move it but it takes a lot of effort.

Now I usually leave it in N and use the parking brake.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:57 PM
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Just wondering if you have the "hill assist" on ? It does act a little funky when in the on position. I disabled it within the first 20 miles of ownership.
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I would go to the dealer. I have never had this with my 2009 SRT8/6SPD after 8000 miles.
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I almost never start the car in gear, just habit I guess. Could have been you had load on the tranny and maybe that's why you couldn't get out of gear, just a guess. I always use the PB, another habit.
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no, you have a problem (IMO). once you step on the clutch, there should be no on the trasnmission. ya, the rear is connected to the trans but when the clutch is in, the input shaft should float so it shouldnt be like parking a automatic on a hill where the weight is on the parking sprag.

seems to me you have something wrong in there
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no, you have a problem (IMO). once you step on the clutch, there should be no on the trasnmission. ya, the rear is connected to the trans but when the clutch is in, the input shaft should float so it shouldnt be like parking a automatic on a hill where the weight is on the parking sprag.

seems to me you have something wrong in there
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Mine has done this several times.Seems to happen on even a small incline.Using the parking brake seems to help
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If you want people poking around on your car without a definite problem or issue to demonstrate to them... I treat the dealer like doctors: the less I see them the better.
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isnt not being able to get the car to shift out of first a problem????? seems like one to me.

shoot, maybe it is normal. i havent parked on a hill yet. but if i did, id use the parking brake. i'll have to try this and see if mine does it too
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