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    Hi, I have a vectra c 2.0dti. I am at the moment exeriencing gear changing problems when my engine temp. reaches 90 degrees+. I have had a new clutch, flywheel......and every other part regarding the clutch system fitted approx. 5mnths ago. I've recently had my disks and pads fitted as well as the entire system bleeded. But when reaching this temp, my clutch pedal feels very spongy and I cannot engage into any gear....please help!!

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    I do know that the clutch and brake system use the same pipework.So if the brakes need bleeding then the clutch can be dodgey.

    It could be something like the master cylinder that is failing under heat hence why you cannot get into gear when hot.

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    Thanks for that. But like I said, the entire clutch system has been recenty changed and checked. The system has been bleeded by vx but still, on a warm day when the temprature rises above 90 degrees after a few hours of driving, the clutch pedal becomes very spongy and I cannot engage into any gear. I have no problems when driving on a cold night for example, I drove for approx. 8hrs last night. It was quite cold, and the temp didnt rise above 90, therefore I did not have any probs changing gears. Could there be a problem with the cooling fans?? Although they work perfectly fine as i have tested them myself by directly connecting a power source to thm, but is it possible there could be a fault with any of their sensors because when driving at high tempretures, I dont seem to hear them come on?? deeply confused. oh and the master cylinder has been changed twice!!!

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    Have you tried changing gear with out using the clutch when its warm to see if it goes into gear then?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I'm sort of new here. I have tried getting into gear without use of clutch, but still does not engage. Thanks

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    Hi all......... still having probs with that clutch. It seems ok when driving at night but during the day when the temp goes above 90 degrees...............well now I'm begining to think it actually has a mind of its own!! I really dont know what to do with it.

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    have you taken it back to vx since they did it and told them you are having problems since its been done.

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    Hi, I had problems with the gearchange on my 1.9cdti 150 and I told VX who lubricated the nylon pivots for gear selector. Gearchange was still sticky. VX came back with a recommendation that to drain gearbox oil and fill with two thirds of capacity. VX wouldn't do that without me first agreeing to it (don't know why). I just left the gearbox the way it was and have now since sold car. My new vectra's gearbox seems fine at the moment, for how long I don't know.

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    it could be that the slave cylinder just needs bleeding, or it could be that the box is overheating and binding internally when it gets hot..

    is it just one particular gear or is it all of them?

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    Hi all. still no joy with the gear changing. I'm now thinking there may be a fault with the cooling fans as when temp goes high, gear changing becomes impossible....possibly due to fluid getting too hot. The cooling fans do not seem to come on when temp high, infact i've not noticed them come on at all. I have connected a direct power source to the fans and they work fine. Does anyone know what controls the cooling fans operation when temp goes high??

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