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Old 03-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Ok guys I just bought a 98 gt of a friend for $1000. She runs good, feels pretty strong, but theres a problem. Before taking off, the car shakes a bit, after that all the gears are smooth. Also when down-shifting the car shakes after each gear, and after I come to a complete stop, It smells a bit like burned rubber, which I think its the clutch. Honestly I just bought this car for one reason. I knew that for the price the car was going to have some problems, but the only reason why I bought it was because Im trying to work on my rides, and I just want to get better at it. I pretty much got all the tools so I don't want to get ripped off by the shops. My first thought is the clutch or fly wheel, if that don't do it, then I might go after the tranny, If that doesn't cut it, then I might go after the rear end. Any suggestions guys, what the problem might be? Thanx and sorry for making this like a documentary.
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Does it shake when you are releasing the clutch? After the clutch is released and you are moving does it go away? If so it sounds like clutch chatter. New clutch and resurface or replace flywheel.
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Does it shake when you are releasing the clutch? After the clutch is released and you are moving does it go away? If so it sounds like clutch chatter. New clutch and resurface or replace flywheel.
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Does it shake when you are releasing the clutch? After the clutch is released and you are moving does it go away? If so it sounds like clutch chatter. New clutch and resurface or replace flywheel.
Yes Al it does shake when releasing the clutch. After taking off, that's pretty much it for the shaking, till I start downshifting that's when the shaking starts again. I knew or I had a very good feeling that it was going to be something with the clutch or flywheel. Thanx a lot for the suggestions. That just gets me closer to a definite conclusion of what the problem might be. Once again thanx
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That's it man. Resurface or replace that flywheel for sure also. If you pull it yourself, look for stress cracks and hot spots. If there are any stress cracks at all. Replace the flywheel.
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That's it man. Resurface or replace that flywheel for sure also. If you pull it yourself, look for stress cracks and hot spots. If there are any stress cracks at all. Replace the flywheel.
Thanx bud, I'll be ordering one asap. Thanx again!!
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If your going to be replacing the flywheel go ahead and change everything in there while it's off ( like clutch, rear seal, clutch fork, throw out bearing, and check your cable It might be stretched ) if your rear main seal is bad and oil is on the flywheel it could cause your problem. Do you notice the clutch slipping at all?
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Replace the input shaft for sure while you have it apart!! Good time for upgrade.
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Wow, thanx guys for all the tips. Now I know what to change while she's in pieces, even if it takes me a bit longer. Good job fellas!!
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