Just trying to figure out whether my car's issue is a worn out clutch or a damaged 5th gear.
Going up through all the gears, there's no resistance, slipping, grinding or any other suspicious noise. There's no difficulty or resistance in changing gears.
However once the car is in 5th (overdrive) gear, it travels smoothly for a little while and will then start 'hopping' along (a bit like either a fuel blockage or the hopping a learner driver sometimes gets while learning to drive a manual car). This has me thinking that the 5th gear is damaged but someone suggested it's the clutch - but if it's the clutch, wouldn't the issue show up in the other gears?
I've watched quite a few video's on how manual transmissions work which makes me think it's the specific gear that's the issue, however the person who suggested the clutch is a motor-vehicle wrecker/mechanic so I figure he'd know what he was talking about?!
Thanks for any (useful) feedback.