10-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Golden Triangle, Ontario
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Help with clutch issue
I'm looking for ideas on my wife's red '90 clutch.
I changed her clutch out about 3 months back due to the pilot bearing going.
Everything went well with the swap, and the cars been shifting like a champ until the other day when she called me on her cell at a stop sign saying it didn't want to go back into first.
I had her check the clutch master cylinder level and it was fine.
She drove it home with out a problem.
I rechecked the clutch fluid level when she was home and took it for a boot around the block, I noticed right away that the clutch engages real low (maybe about 1/2 inch off the floor). I never really drive her car but I know it wasn't engaging that low after I did the clutch. I also noticed that when stopped at a light with the clutch in the shifter felt a bit notchy. Once I "rowed" through the gears a couple times at the light the notchiness seemed to go away.
I plan on bleeding the system tomorrow and checking the slave cylinder actuation too. I may also throw in some Redline MT90 and check the turret at the same time.
Anyone have any other ideas or suggestions?
Thanks for the help!