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Old 03-10-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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Jus got a new ram clutch installed on my cobra, but the first bunch of times starting in first the car shakes as I'm gettin into gear but after first its fine. It seems like it steadily starting to go away I'm guessing the clutch just needs to break in ?
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Jus got a new ram clutch installed on my cobra, but the first bunch of times starting in first the car shakes as I'm gettin into gear but after first its fine. It seems like it steadily starting to go away I'm guessing the clutch just needs to break in ?
A clutch needs 500 city miles to break in before you give er full pedal. I cooked a centerforce df by not breaking it in properly. I figured give er....bad idea. Another 700 out the window. It shouldn't be shaking tho.

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Clutches are like brakes, they have to bed in. Did you replace the flywheel or have it turned before the clutch was installed?
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Re: new clutch problems

if someone installed it let them know now that you are noticing this rather than 500 miles from now when they can blame it on you and not their install etc. It might be nothing but its always best to let them know and talk to them about it.
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if someone installed it let them know now that you are noticing this rather than 500 miles from now when they can blame it on you and not their install etc. It might be nothing but its always best to let them know and talk to them about it.
Good advice. Bring it to their attention

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Clutches are like brakes, they have to bed in. Did you replace the flywheel or have it turned before the clutch was installed?
Yea dude the place seems shady but its a friend of a friend. Nevrr had this problem before, it almost feels like the shaking that happens before it stalls out when someone is learning how to drive stick. Like dude I'm so livid. I'm bringin it back to the shop tomorrow. There really isn't a mechanic out there that's trustworthy anymore. I called him he said that it could be the flywheel. If it is I'm flipping out. They did say that they put a nice glaze on it or something idk
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A clutch needs 500 city miles to break in before you give er full pedal. I cooked a centerforce df by not breaking it in properly. I figured give er....bad idea. Another 700 out the window. It shouldn't be shaking tho.

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And the guy that worked on it said that it doesn't even need to be broken in after the first couple shifts through the gears it'll be ready. Which I also thought was weird.
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Re: new clutch problems

Fyi folks the reason why I got a clutch was because I needed to get my throwout bearing fixed, which they did but he didn't call me when he had the tranny open to see it, but it still makes a little bit of a whining sound UNTIL I push in the clutch and he said its the bearings or whatever inside the tranny and it will still last another year or two..like WTF dude.
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Yea dude the place seems shady but its a friend of a friend. Nevrr had this problem before, it almost feels like the shaking that happens before it stalls out when someone is learning how to drive stick. Like dude I'm so livid. I'm bringin it back to the shop tomorrow. There really isn't a mechanic out there that's trustworthy anymore. I called him he said that it could be the flywheel. If it is I'm flipping out. They did say that they put a nice glaze on it or something idk
Take it back. Sounds like they just put the clutch on without turning the flywheel. Smetimes you can get away with it with no problems, but sometimes not.
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Take it back. Sounds like they just put the clutch on without turning the flywheel. Smetimes you can get away with it with no problems, but sometimes not.
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And the guy that worked on it said that it doesn't even need to be broken in after the first couple shifts through the gears it'll be ready. Which I also thought was weird.
Well every clutch manufacturer website that I look at before I bought my centerforce said 500 city miles before you give it full power. So I really don't know what to say.

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Take it back. Sounds like they just put the clutch on without turning the flywheel. Smetimes you can get away with it with no problems, but sometimes not.
Alright man thanks. I just wish this whining sound wasn't there... You'll probably see me making another thread about that too. Fml.
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Well every clutch manufacturer website that I look at before I bought my centerforce said 500 city miles before you give it full power. So I really don't know what to say.

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No dude I believe you cuz my boy on here put the same clutch in hiz 04 mach 1, and he was tellin me I need about 300 for the ram clutch. But like I said I'm takin it tomorrow hopedully its just nothing.
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No dude I believe you cuz my boy on here put the same clutch in hiz 04 mach 1, and he was tellin me I need about 300 for the ram clutch. But like I said I'm takin it tomorrow hopedully its just nothing.
Yup, 200 to 300 minimum. Same concept as brakes. Ever change your brake pads and then after a few days they seem to stop the car better?
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Yea when I was with you Dave and he said u don't have to break it in it seemed strange and like i told you I broke my clutch in for 300miles babying. And he said he did resurface the flywheel. Does it sound like a chattering noise?
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