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Old 10-17-2004, 04:52   #1 (permalink)
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clutch slipping problem

hi all,

i had a manual conversion done about a month ago, and before it was done they had a look at the clutch and a new clutch plate had to be put in otherwise it was fine.

anyway on a few seperate occasions now after driving my car around hard for a bit the clutch starts to slip really bad. sometimes not really even gripping at all usually changing into 2nd or 3rd and i get that burnt clutch smell. then if i stop driving it and drive it the next day its fine again.

anyone else had this problem? what do you think it is.. just a ****ed clutch wasn't checked properly? or do i maybe need a heavy duty one instead of the standard one?
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Was it adjusted properly when installed?
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Re: clutch slipping problem

i would hope so, how can i check? also i've changed the adjustment of the pedal so it sits a little lower.. same height as brake pedal but that shouldn't matter should it?
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Pedal height shouldnt matter.
Did you install the gearbox yourself?
Or did you get it done profesionally?
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Re: clutch slipping problem

How far do you have to push the pedal down before the clutch disengages?
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it was done professionally.

don't have to push the clutch very far for it to disengage. sorry not sure exactly, maybe its just worn out, but you would think they would tell me that first off. the clutch plate was replaced i'm not sure exactly what that does, is it different to the clutch itself? or part of the clutch?
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The clutch pedal should only engage/disengage about 2 inches from the floor. I would say the clutch cable it too tight, and hence the slipping (pressure plate never applies full force on the clutch). Just back the bolt on the firewall back a few turns and take it for a drive and see how it goes.
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isn't that just for adjusting the pedal height? well i'll have a play around with it anyway. but pressure plate never applying full force on the clutch sounds about right.
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The bolt on the firewall is for freeplay adjustment. AFAIK clutch pedal height adjustment is done at the pedal box (dont know because I have never adjusted one).
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As long as you can grab the cable at the firewall and pull it out 4 - 5mm thats all it needs. if you can't pull it out then definitly back the bolt off
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