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Old 03-21-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Question clutch grind

Don't anyone else sometimes feel a kind of grind when releasing the clutch? It's not really slippage or anything like that. Sometimes it's amazing to think that any car still has a cable and not hydraulic clutch. I'm just not sure if this is anything to worry about?

Oh yea, and this is only when taking off in 1st. not through out all gears.
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Re: clutch grind

I sometimes get a little "jumpy" feeling from the clutch taking off in 2nd.... but no, I don't know what you mean.
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Re: clutch grind

My clutch is very violent for some reason it throws your leg off the pedal as it starts to release.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:29 PM   #4
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Re: clutch grind

yea, i think i know what u mean. i have been noticing like not a bad grinding but almost like a metal rubbing/grinding feeling through my foot. been that way for a little bit now but idk if its bad or not.
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Re: clutch grind

YES EXACTLY! I couldn't explain it, but you nailed it maximus! I'm not sure what it is though. *sigh* maybe someone can figure it out for us =(
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Re: clutch grind

it kinda feels wierd, it only does it letting it out in first and a little in 2nd. actually kinda feels like theres a rusty spring attached to it or something.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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Re: clutch grind

mine does kinda the same thing in first except its more 0f a low screech, only when i take off slow
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YES EXACTLY! I couldn't explain it, but you nailed it maximus! I'm not sure what it is though. *sigh* maybe someone can figure it out for us =(

That probably means that the teeth on the pressure plate are getting worn and they are binding on the throwout bearing. Nothing too much to worry about now, but a new clutch assembly would be a wise investment in the near future . The Bullitt is doing the same thing. It's got about 80,000 miles on its current pressure plate/TO bearing/clutch disk/Pilot bearing.
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Re: clutch grind

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Re: clutch grind

mine did it on my 01 and it could not be fixed it was only felt not heard.
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Re: clutch grind

yea, cant hear anything, just feel it.
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Re: clutch grind

yep, sounds right, It's more aggravating than anything, just wasen't sure if was something that had to be fixed asap! Thanks for letting me know guys =)
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Re: clutch grind

As long as your throwout bearing doesnt start to sqeek/chatter your good.
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As long as your throwout bearing doesnt start to sqeek/chatter your good.
What the above said..


I wouldn't worry about it being more serious (like a flywheel) until the whole car starts jumping when you attempt to engage the clutch..
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it kinda feels weird, it only does it letting it out in first and a little in 2nd. actually kinda feels like theres a rusty spring attached to it or something.
Mine also has the rusty spring feeling...it happens when im sitting in traffic, and once it starts doing it, it continues doing it.....it almost feels like its sticking a bit at the bottom and then once it hits a certain point it flies up....its really annoying. I was thinking the sleeve the throw out bearing rides on is pitted or worn, but it doesn't do it all the time so i don't know.
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Re: clutch grind

^^ yea I think your issues is the cable is simply in need of replacment.
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Re: clutch grind

Interesting...ill take a look at the cable and see what kind of shape its in...thanks for the info
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Re: clutch grind

if its the OEM one dear lord its probably in need lol
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Re: clutch grind

i bought the car 2 years ago off the original owner, the only thing he did was 3.73 gears.....when i bought it, it had 55,000 miles, and now it has 70,000....thats not too bad for a 95. But im guessing its the original cable
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hmm, might have that flywheel issue. the car does kinda jump when i am letting out the clutch. i thought it was the way i was drving it, as this is my first stick car. so, maybe im just letting the clutch out too quickly and the car is jumping bcuz of it?
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Re: clutch grind

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hmm, might have that flywheel issue. the car does kinda jump when i am letting out the clutch. i thought it was the way i was drving it, as this is my first stick car. so, maybe im just letting the clutch out too quickly and the car is jumping bcuz of it?
You wouldn't feel that 'surging' so much while you're slipping the clutch still... if your clutch is fully disengaged when you buck/surge like that, yeah its prolly your driving skill.. if you feel it while slipping the clutch its something else...
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if its the OEM one dear lord its probably in need lol
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