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Author Topic:   Car no go, ernie slide trans
Mark13760
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted February 28, 2004 10:23 PM  
Help please,

I am running an ernie slide transmission and know nothing about them.
it goes in gear, but when I put it in low gear and push in the clutch the car just creeps slowly, I bled it many times and the pedal does feel right, it does this in reverse also.
got under the car and checked everything out and it seems far as I can tell that the clutch is working, and the pads look fine.

I bled it by removing the line, putting it in a thing of brake fluid, pumping the pedal 3-4 times then reinstalling the line.

if I push really hard on the pedal it creeps faster, and it does seem to put a load on the motor, but just wont get going.


anything im missing here?

any help would be appreciated

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted March 02, 2004 02:30 PM  
sounds like you are not getting it bled properly or you do not have enough pedal travel. Jack the rear up and try to have someone turn the back wheels by hand while you are in the car holding in the clutch. Is it an Ernie 4 or Ernie 6???

RACER35
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted March 02, 2004 07:41 PM  
We have the same problem every spring. Make sure to bleed the master cylinder, then the transmission.

jrf3
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted March 04, 2004 03:35 PM  
Mark, you don't have the clutch and pressure plate gapped correctly. You can adjust the gap between the two of them. It should be 20 thousandths. I have run an ernie glide for A LOT of years. The best way to bleed your clutch is to pump the pedal and use the line connection as a bleeder screw. ( just crack it loose to allow the pressure to completely bleed off then tighten). You throw-out is only supposed to move about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. When your clutch is gapped correctly your throw-out should just be touching the pressure plate. It should only take about 1/8 an inch movement to lock up your clutch and the rest of the movement is added pressure to make the car move faster. Check this out and I guarantee it will fix your problem

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 493
posted March 04, 2004 06:17 PM  
jrf3 is right on, how quickly I forget after a year. I had an Ernie 4 which had 2 - 5/16" studs to adjust the clutch/PP clearance. We used about .045 clearnce between the two. Make sure to check it at several spots around the clutch, so it is not "coc.ked", that will wear oout the discs quickly and provide for some loud grinding noises. good luck

Mark13760
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted March 04, 2004 08:41 PM  
Thx jrf3, and all

I dont know which ernieslide I have, I'm thinking whatever is the oldest

I cant find any adjustment bolts screws or anything, sooooooooo I shimmed it at the bolt head to move the pressure plate closer to the clutch plate(there was way to much play between the front and back plates), but guess I did that wrong since im thinking the throwout bearing has to far to travel before it hits the pressure plate.
Whats the proper way of shimming it???
The clutch plate is worn on one side, so I flipped it around then added 2 washers on each bolt head to bring the pressure plate closer to the clutch plate but now the pressure plate is farther from the throwout bearing it seems.

ANY further help would be appreciated

[This message has been edited by Mark13760 (edited March 04, 2004).]

Mark13760
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted March 13, 2004 08:01 PM  
anyone know where I can get or order Parts for the ernieslide like a throw-out bearing and clutch plate?
Any help would be appreciated

sdracer82b
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Total posts: 32
posted April 20, 2004 08:22 PM  
pro chassis luvern Minn. they sell and fix them

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