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Old 04-11-2008, 12:33 AM
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Clutch going bad?

Alright guys Its like bad luck month for me and just hit me today. I was getting to my daily routine going to work getting out the garage.. Put it in reverse and pressed the gas and all I heard was shhhhhh like a scraping sound. I was like wtf but didnt really pay attention to it. But no now everytime I launch I hear like a scraping sound (metal) but its only when I launch. Now I just found out that its not only that, but it occasionally grinding from 2nd to 3rd. Okay so that was the morning, now when I'm coming back home, everytime I launch its like the car going to turn off on me.

BTW statistics: 140k miles, original clutch, rebuilt tranny last month, engine has never gave me problems

Okay so now for the question: What do you think it can be, and is this a sign of a new clutch coming my way?

If I missed any details feel free to ask, some of you guys are pros at this so I'm needing some ideas before I go to the mechanic... Thanks
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:39 AM
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does it still grab ok... like any slipping when at WOT... or does it just make the grinding noise... my buddies 240 grinds when he launches but still grabs fine
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Yeah it grabs ok its just when its at launch and grinds occasionally ok I forgot to add this in hope it helps

I was completely stopped in my garage(where its quiet) in neutral and and when I push the clutch I hear like a MINOR scraping sound its almost like...Ok picture yourself grinding but the noise is very very lightly some kind of sound like that.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:57 AM
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well i would start with bleeding the clutch first b.c maybe there might be air in the line... and it could not be disengaging all the way
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could be the release bearing. it is probably time for a new clutch anyways at 140k. How did the tranny rebuild go? do you think it could be relevant to that?
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everybody at my job thought that replacing the clutch will resolve the issue. it kind of makes sense but money is an issue and I dont want to replace it and stay with the problem. Now if I know that it'll fix it I'll gladly dump my whole check into it you guys know what i mean
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we hear ya we are all in the same boat for every issue lol it could be a bad release bearing tho if there is no air in the line
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could be the release bearing.
C'mon man easy on the honestly the rebuild turned out really good seems the the old friend knew what he was doing.. I'll try to give him a visit on saturday see whats up
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lol well GL hope its not too bad
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a bad release bearing, hmm does that mean going in and repairing the clutch because mtddmb sounds right about having the original clutch at 140k, its an oldie and it should be replaced not repaired.

unless im wrong
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well the release bearing is a separate piece then the clutch but i would do the whole thing while i had it all apart... the release bearing also comes in the clutch kit..
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so you guys are saying that a new clutch kit will definetly solve this problem?
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i would say so... since u just had ur tranny rebuilt
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i would say so... since u just had ur tranny rebuilt
I agree, I would see about getting a second opinion and have someone else take the car for a test drive to be sure. Thats a lot of work if you are unsure of the problem.
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alright thats sound good. but if I was to look for a clutch before I go to the mechanic, do you guys think this is a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TODAY.m238.lVI

I was looking into a flywheel you know since theyre in there might as well get a lightweight flyweel right
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they are good names when it comes to products but having a lighter flywheel will get annoying in stop and go traffic...u have to rev higher to get goin
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that is a very good deal
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alright man now that I was going purchace I find out that its an OE replacement I was acually looking for a stage 1 because I plan on future bolt ons and tuning maybe more.. Ill spend the night on ebay maybe i'll find some good deals I got two questions though, aprox. how long will a mechanic take to install a clutch kit and a flywheel(to see how much i'll spend), and what do you guys think about the f1 clutches with a prolite flywheel I found some good deals

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