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    This can't be normal

    Ok. I have a Monster Stage 3 Clutch. And the Monster Slave Cylindar that came with it.
    Yes it is an aggressive clutch (rated at 700rwhpp/rwtq)
    however i dont think this can be nomal...

    ok at any given time, any speed, and gear, i constantly feel a thumping/tapping on my foot thru the pedals (especially if im in too high of a gear)

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    when im at a dead stop, when i release the clutch in first i sometimes let it catch and let the force of the clutch start pulling my momentum forward without using the gas (i figured this would keep me from glazing the flywheel)
    when i do this there is a RIDICULOUS cluncking/thuding not a grinding noise. it does it worse when i have the wheels cut
    the only way it wont do this is if i rev it up to 1500/2000rpm
    it has 2000 miles on clutch, the last 1300 ive beat this thing so much (4K dumps, brake stands, hard down shift, chirping tires thru 4)
    and its worse now at mile ~2000 than mile 1

    and i believe this is normal but i will share anyways...

    in reverse, the whole car shakes ( not near as bad as it did at first so i think its normal for this aggressive of a clutch)

    Could it be:
    Hydralic problem?
    Needs Realignement?
    Needs Fluid Flush and Bled?
    Help please
    *****(clutch was professionally installed)*****

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    Almost sounds like motor or trans mount.

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    i dont believe its the motor (especially since it only has 2000 miles on the clock)
    trans mount.. i could maybe see that as a possiblity
    REVNORR82 thinks that it may just be a bad clutch

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    Is it chatter? If it was the cutch id think it might be chatter instead of clanking. Something might be out of balance though. The clutch was made to be beat on I got one in my car. How long have you had it for. If somethings wrong with it and its under warrenty theyll help you out. Mine blew a spring and the replaced it asap

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    well im making an appt to check it out. if so then maybe. but its been almost 90 days so i hope the warranty is mileage and not time

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    Its either 6 months or a year. Steve is a great guy to work with if somethings wrong he will help you out

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    good. i purchased it late may

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    steve got ahold of me. he said it souldnt like a tranny or motor mount but my motor mounts are new so it looks like a tranny mount it might be. ill have to oreder some and try those out

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    Yea try that it will take all of 15 minutes to change out

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    cough bull shit cough

    the only time that an estimated time of installation has been correct was for the free mods and swaping bellows

    ill check the write ups

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    LOL! I hear you on that but the trans mount is easy just jack it up and change it out. I cant remember if you have to do anything with the shifter though

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    well its going to the shop monday so i should know by wednesday. if its that then ill drive her home and get going on my todo list (some interior swapping, new shifter, UMI DSL, ls6 intake, new rims, thorough cleaning, and mail it in for a tune) it will be a busy week

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    Sounds like a warped flywheel or pressure plate to me...

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    ok that sounds like a possibility. ill let you know hopefully by wednesday. then i can get this shit over and done

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    ok that sounds like a possibility. ill let you know hopefully by wednesday. then i can get this shit over and done
    BashamWS6...Did you get your car fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vette&ws6 View Post
    Sounds like a warped flywheel or pressure plate to me...
    That's kinda what i am thinking.

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    If you feel it in the pedal by lightly touching it at the top of the stroke it's related to the throw-out bearing. If it's chattering there might be grease or oil on the pressure plate
    Last edited by Vexzer; 07-24-2011 at 08:08 PM.

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    I think its clutch chatter tatertot's monster stage 3 does the same thing. I'm betting since yours is also a performance clutch its a puck clutch instead of a single disk clutch which doesnt allow it to engage smooth like stock. If they cant find an issue what monster told him to do with his was go take the car to 45mph and dump the clutch at 4k in 4th and it would help break it in. Soon as he did this the chatter went away it still comes and goes but not nearly as bad.

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    Clunking and "chatter" sound like two totally different things to me. Chatter would "jerk" the car. Clunking sounds like something else.

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