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Author Topic:   Clutch slipping
Fomocosho
Member
posted August 21, 2003 08:49 PM
I finnaly got the car together and took it for a road test. The clutch slips really bad even when Im aready past 4000 rpm and jab the gas it slips. Im using the clutch setup out of a vega I put in a new disk but I didn't do anything with the pressure plate since theres only two races left. I'm also using the Howe stock type hydraulic throw out bearing. Is the pressure plate causing this? Can I have it rebuilt? Looks like I wont make it out this year.

Thanks

Pickel
Member
posted August 21, 2003 10:06 PM
It sounds like your throw out barren is pushing on your pressure plate just enough to let it slip.


Fomocosho
Member
posted August 21, 2003 10:38 PM
I measured it 6 times before putting it together, but its worth looking into.


Fomocosho
Member
posted August 22, 2003 05:04 PM
Is it possible that the pressure plate would make it slip that bad?


Fomocosho
Member
posted August 22, 2003 10:03 PM
I took three shims out and now the throw out bearing has a little bit of play in it and the clutch still slipt It must be the pressure plate then right??


Pickel
Member
posted August 23, 2003 08:51 PM
It sounds like your pressure plate is bad. You might as well just change pressure plate and clutch together. Make sure you clean your fly wheel real well just in case it has some oil on it causing it to slip.


Fomocosho
Member
posted August 24, 2003 11:51 AM
Thanks for the help Pickel I already ordered one.


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