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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-03, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch bounces and chatters

Hi all,

I have a quickish question regarding my clutch. I'm about to replace the whole clutch kit because it chatters when the clutch is out and its not in gear, I've been told its common and its a spring the pushes against the clutch plate?? Is that right?

My question with that is, do I need to replace the entire clutch ? or just that one part?

The second question is, my car bounces slightly when I put it into some gears when I pull the clutch out, no matter how quick or slow, sometimes the car bounces and jerks.. It very noticable in reverse, its hard to reverse without having to stab the clutch a few times.. what could this be? Would changing the clutch fix it?

Apparently the car had a clutch put in it 3 years ago, but I doubt this fact very much.. I've asked around and if they did put one in, perhaps they didn't machine the fly wheel and thats why its bouncing? Does the flywheel need machining when replacing the clutch?

Thanks for any info!

BTW. I have a 1997 EL XR6.. 86000kms on her.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-03, 01:10 PM
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the problems are caused by the damper spring in the clutch plate. replace the whole clutch,release bearing,and spigot bearing,and machine the flywheel as well.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-03, 10:28 PM
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yeh mine does that aswell.. its worse at low speeds when you're slowly lettin the clutch out..

at least i know its not my bad driving skills..

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-03, 11:45 PM
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As Ian said. Do the job correctly as everything has to come off to get to the clutch plate anyway and I doubt anyone would warrent a clutch plate unless you machined the fly/replaced pressure plate.
Should be about a $500 job all up.

Look out for the Daiken replacement clutch set, gives you a much lighter pedal which will save broken pedal pivot mounts, busted clutch cables and cracked firewalls.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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excellent! Thanks for the info guys.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 03:54 AM
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yeah im doing my clutch on monday, using the daikin kit, getting the flywheel machined as well, so i will tell you how it goes.

my clutch doesnt shudder but it slipps badly and i get a pretty hardcore gear roll-over noise with the clutch out, im hoping a big part of it is the throwout bearing so a new one *might* fix it.

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