every once in a while (maybe 3 or 4 times a year) the transmission in my 93 APV acts like the clutch doesn't disengage. if i have to stop at a light the engine dies if i can't get it into neutral quickly enough. apart from the fact that it seems to run a little rough while this goes on, there don't seem to be any other symptoms. it's kind of embarassing at red lights.
this will go on for anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes, and goes away by itself.
i noted this problem about a month after i got it, informed my mechanic, who says to bring the van to him while it's doing it, but it knows when we're near the shop and behaves properly. i had him change the tranny fluid and filter (dirty dluid? sticky valve?) hoping that would clear it up, but no luck. i'm out of ideas. anyone?
when this happens it revives my foolish masochistic fantasy to swap in a manual gearbox. someone please save me from myself!