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Big problems with engine swap from a 88 to 87

Old 09-15-2010, 02:12 PM
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I just swapped a 88 non turbo engine to my new 87 gxl. Everything bolted up and fit fine but then when i was done and put new fluids and bleed the clutch and everything i went to start it with the car in neutral but its in gear so when i let the clutch out easy it tries to drive. And when i put it in reverse it will drive in backwards and also there is a horribly loud squeeling coming from somewhere.



Thanks in advance and hopefully its a easy fix i gotta work on friday.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:39 PM
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Are you saying that, when the shifter is in neutral, the car acts like it's still in first?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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ya kinda a confuzing what you posted that
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I'd start by taking the top of the shifter off make sure that the bushings aren't hosed and make sure it's actually in neutral.
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Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
Are you saying that, when the shifter is in neutral, the car acts like it's still in first?




Yes but if i put it in reverse then the car goes back like it should but the squeeking is still there
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by phinsup View Post
I'd start by taking the top of the shifter off make sure that the bushings aren't hosed and make sure it's actually in neutral.




Its actually in neutral and the bushings look good.
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Ok i figured out the squeeling problem the altenator belt had a chunck out of it. But now it only runs for a little bit then just dies. And its still in nuetral but when i ease the clutch out it dies wether im givin it gas or not.



PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:52 PM
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What's the history on the tranny? Was it in the car before and you just did a motor swap or did you swap motor and tranny? Even if something were totally fucked in the clutch if you've got the car in neutral is should work fine.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:46 AM
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Its all running good now. Turns out i missed the plug going to the cold air intake and thats why the engine wouldnt stay running. and as for the tranny problem i just jacked up the back end and popped the clutch with it in first then yanked it back into nuetral and its working fine now.



Thanks for all the advice
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Weird. But congrats!
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