sorry to wake up an old thread,
Car Alto PKDM 1000cc 40k driven 2011
I have been facing an issue from past 2 months,
1st gear is very hard when you put it in from N or 2nd gear.
have changed gear oil ZIC FF 75W85 and added little tube of Anti Friction Liqui Moly.
still the 1st gear is hard and rest of the gears are very minor hard too.
When the car is switched off, the gears are absolutely smooth and have no issue, but when car is switched on the gear gets really hard.
reverse gear is really smooth in any scenario.
What has been done so far:
Gear Oil changed, Clutch cable adjusted numerous times. Bushes below the gear lever under the car changed but still nothing looks to be resolved.
I have been to around 3 mechanics and every mechanic seem to inject his on experience and science and tellme a new issue.
my car is only 40k driver, yesterday another mechanic said that its the Pressure plate and Clutch plate. new set of them will solve this issue as when clutch is getting weaker it problems the 1st gear in the first stage.
Now before i spend hell lot of money to get clutch and pressure plate replace i want your opinion can you please tell me any other way to diagnose the weak clutch and pressure plate?
just want to make sure it REALLY IS THE CLUTCH PLATE AND PRESSURE PLATE before i take it to a mechanic and he opens my car