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Clutch Gremlins, no really!

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    Clutch Gremlins, no really!

    After a 30 mile commute home, the transmission wouldn't go into 1st at a light. Tried letting the clutch out, then back in, still wouldn't go, 1st, 2nd, 3rd...nothing. Seemed like it was an eternity at a green light, but finally with a bit of luck, it went into gear with a little force, not like usual. Got home and in the driveway I could hear a high pitch squeal, until I pushed in the clutch. I continued to work with it, the squeal worsened and getting it into gear became nearly impossible.
    I figured throwout bearing. Made sense with 110,000 somewhat punished miles. Put a nice Centerforce Dual Friction 12" clutch (DF395010), Centerforce thowout bearing, pilot needle bearing and Poly trans mount in my Shopping Cart at Summitracing.com.
    Tried the car once more for a dinner run. Leaving Applebees I had to turn the car off to put it in reverse because it wouldn't go into any gear. On the way home I pulled into Kragen to see if they'll beat Summits prices. In the parking lot the car would not slow down. I had the clutch to the floor and it stayed going as though the clutch was out. I drove around the parking lot wondering WTF to do. I thought I ran over a plastic 2 litre bottle, but, at the same time I ran over it, the clutch started working again. No more squealling, and into and out of gear like a hot knife through butter. It doesn't make sense. I thought all of the clutch mechanisms were covered, so a plastic bottle jamming up somewhere???
    I'm happy now, I don't have to spend the +$500 that I was going to.

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    my clutch experience is pretty limited....but it seems like your experiencing what i had last week.

    pretty sure i had air in my system....get it bled.

    you could also get underneath and check for leaks...my slave was leaving, never dripped, but it made the bell housing wet.

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    this is crucial.. was it pepsi or coke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    my clutch experience is pretty limited....but it seems like your experiencing what i had last week.

    pretty sure i had air in my system....get it bled.

    you could also get underneath and check for leaks...my slave was leaving, never dripped, but it made the bell housing wet.
    Glad I could help, getting it bled helped?

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    my slave was shot...thats why it was sucking air....pissing fluid...so i got it replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    my slave was shot...thats why it was sucking air....pissing fluid...so i got it replaced
    how much did that run you?

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    I got a cheap slave cylinder at Oreillys Auto Parts (just to get me through a couple months) f or 68.00.
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    i meant labor wise.. enless you did it your self but "i got it replaced" sounded like you had it done by someone.

    im asking cause i may have to have it done and i know i cant do it lool

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    The clutch reservoir is full and I've never put fluid in it. I've put another few thousand miles on it since then, haven't had a single problem out of the clutch.

    Don't know the crucial answer, Pepsi, Coke, sorry don't have the answer to that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maro SS View Post
    i meant labor wise.. enless you did it your self but "i got it replaced" sounded like you had it done by someone.

    im asking cause i may have to have it done and i know i cant do it lool


    My bad, I pulled the trans. and had a shop rebuild the complete trans. The slave is on the front of the trans, inside the bell houseing, with 2 bolts holding it on.

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