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Old 09-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Major TR3650 clutch issue

Today I did an autocross and got four runs in. On the last run I totaly lost my clutch and was stuck in first. Got off the track and turned it off. Got back in it and it went into first but no other gears. My dad knows how to shift with out using the clutch so we got the car home and as we drove down the high way the clutch started to opperate again as if it got way to hot and the high speeds cooled it down. I am a novice when it comes to a manual, i just learned three weeks ago and I think on my last run I was trying to be smooth and rode the clutch too much. The car will run and shift fine now other than when taking off it sounds like the clutch is rattling or something. Will this go away or is it permante damage to the clutch?

Each run was about 50 seconds, and we had around 10 min in between runs so I was not constantly going at it. I would have thought a clutch can take more than that..
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Sounds like the springs in the disc.. Either way sounds like your clutch and cable may be spent.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: Major TR3650 clutch issue

Everything works fine now, it just sounds bad on take off or reverse. I think it was like a brake disk getting to hot and working it, It will still work it will just pulse bad.
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Everything works fine now, it just sounds bad on take off or reverse. I think it was like a brake disk getting to hot and working it, It will still work it will just pulse bad.
May have melted the disc to the flywheel, and released when it cooled down. The pulsing you feel may be hot spots on the flywheel + clutch material stuck to it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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Re: Major TR3650 clutch issue

Ohh that does sound interesting, Im going to lift the car tomarrow and see I i can look through were the clutch fork goes.
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The affected area is likely hidden but it won't hurt to look. An LED flash light will be helpful.
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Re: Major TR3650 clutch issue

Yah, Im pry going to have to get a new flywheel and clutch live and learn..... I dont think I will be riding the clutch ever again.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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Re: Major TR3650 clutch issue

That sucks I just needed to replace my clutch and flywheel that have only been in the car for a year due to a jump in hp. My current clutch wouldn't be able to take it. So if you do replace it I say do it right the first time.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #9
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That sucks I just needed to replace my clutch and flywheel that have only been in the car for a year due to a jump in hp. My current clutch wouldn't be able to take it. So if you do replace it I say do it right the first time.
Yah, my car is pry a lil more hp than stock but I have 4.10 gears.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #10
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Here's the clutch that came with my auto to manual swap, and flywheel.

Any thoughts, obviously this was before I pit then in the car. Who know what they look like now..
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Did you give it time to wear in it usually takes 500 miles to wear new clutches in.
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Did you give it time to wear in it usually takes 500 miles to wear new clutches in.
Well this is the first anyone has told me that, its got about 250 on it now.
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Well this is the first anyone has told me that, its got about 250 on it now.
Yea 500 is the safe point you could of messed up the clutch springs. Wearing in a clutch is crucial to its overall life span. You could just keep driving it and see if it wears in a bit more. Is it chattering really bad on take off?
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Yea 500 is the safe point you could of messed up the clutch springs. Wearing in a clutch is crucial to its overall life span. You could just keep driving it and see if it wears in a bit more. Is it chattering really bad on take off?
Well I think half the problem was I learned how to drive stick in thus car so my first week with it was pry not to healthy on it. I think the more I drive it the chattering will go away, its noisy right now but due to 4.10s its to long that it does it. I think on down the road I will buy a ram clutch from lms that's 250 and resurface the flywheel.
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I think it was the wrong clutch.... Got my ram hdx in yesterday and it does not jerk as much at low speeds. I am going to give it 500 miles before I punch it.
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I think it was the wrong clutch.... Got my ram hdx in yesterday and it does not jerk as much at low speeds. I am going to give it 500 miles before I punch it.
My dang Exedy Mach 350 clutch calls for 750 miles! I figured once I got to 750, I'd start to get a little more aggressive, but not go nuts until after 1000 miles.
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My dang Exedy Mach 350 clutch calls for 750 miles! I figured once I got to 750, I'd start to get a little more aggressive, but not go nuts until after 1000 miles.
Lol mine says 500-1000 miles..... Sooo at 500 its going to slowly start experiencing some true use
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