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Old 01-14-2012, 02:20 PM
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I put in a Weapon-R short shift adapter last night and took her out for a couple pulls. Was really happy with the new throws but otherwise nothing had changed. When I got into the car this morning to commute I noticed there was zero resistance on the clutch pedal. The throw is just as long but its completely loose until the last two inches (at most) where it catches just fine at the very bottom. There's no slipping or grinding between gears, no burnt clutch smell, and no evidence of a further problem aside from a faint metallic shaving sound. I actually prefer it this way but WTF is going on/ is it about to get really expensive?

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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

You're about to need a clutch.
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

Is it a larger problem or would swapping the clutch now solve it?
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

To fix this problem temporarily bleed the clutch. Make sure the slave cylinder stays filled, have a buddy work the pedal. Don't expect much air. Once you have some pressure built back up in the pedal get down by the pedal itself and push it up and down with your arm like 50 times or so, it helps return the pressure back into the pedal. This is what I did when this happened to me.

Car drove just fine the night before, then next morning no pressure. Did this and fixed it, ran like that for two or three months and I'm currently changing the clutch.
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

also ,check your master clutch cylinder inside by the pedal it might be leaking .check the slave cylinder on the transmission make sure the rubber isn't cracked or kind of soft .
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

Thanks for the help guys, lotta useful stuff.

I forgot to mention that a near accident (Read: NC Drivers) last night caused me to strike a curb hard enough to bend the front left tow hook a bit. Didn't seem to make much contact with anything else but could the impact have effected any of the slave/master cylinders?

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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

Shouldn't have, the fluid line is routed close to the engine so unless the damage is physically touching the block they shouldn't have been effected from the incident.
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

That's a load off, thanks.

Anyone know of a way I can adjust the pedal/clutch to this feel/catch point (it's a bit like a 8th gen civic si) without causing damage or greatly increased clutch wear?
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Anyone know of a way I can adjust the pedal/clutch to this feel/catch point (it's a bit like a 8th gen civic si) without causing damage or greatly increased clutch wear?
Buy a brand new Exedy organic stage 1 clutch

The release point is just off the floor, I love it.
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Re: Clutch throw reversed, problem?

Turns out it's the slave cylinder is leaking like all hell, eventually some air snuck in. $13 fix ^_^
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