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Old 27-Sep-2005, 01:28 PM
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Clutch Expertise!!

I've got a 94 gsr standard.
When i bought it the original owner said that the clutch was recently done. anyways since then, the shifting has been going downhill. Here's the deal:

When i start, there is clutch chatter - major vibrations in first unless i rev it pretty good and ride the clutch.

In order to shift, i have to engage the clutch and hit neutral at the same time and then engage the gear. The rpm's need to be higher for this so i can match the gearspeed ratio. this is the same principal i have to use to downshift.

when i engage the clutch at anything over 2500 rpm nothing happens. the rpm's don't drop at all.

It's too the point where i don't even need to use the clutch to shift. I get a better shift if i just pop it out of gear and into neutral and wait for the rpms to slip her in gear.

Help me!! Does anyone know what causes this?? Is it a throwout bearing - slave cylinder?? what do these parts even do??

Would i need a new clutch or just need to adjust the one i have??

I took it to Halton Transmission but i think they just wanted my hard-earned cash!! so if anyone knows a GOOD honest guy to help me diagnose this - I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Help me out folks!!
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josh
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 09:35 AM
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any tranny specialists out there???
someone suggested my throw-out bearing. What does a throw-out bearing actually do and how would i know if it's shot or not!?!?
help.....me...?????? lol
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 11:08 AM
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Give it some time man...it's still the morning people are sleeping
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 12:31 PM
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Sounds like your clutch is NOT dis-engaging completely.

Start with the simpliest stuff and work out.

Like, check the clutch fluid, enough in there? If it dropped below the mark and you got significant air in the lines, then you may need to bleed it again.

When you press the clutch pedal in and out, do you see the slave cylinder extend in and out? get someone to press the clutch while you're lookin at the slave cylinder. If it isn't extending out all the way then you may have a problem in the MC, SC or Air in lines.

If it's not one of those, then you will have to remove the tranny to see if everything is seated properly.. The fork is what engages and disengages the clutch with the release bearing(Throw out) on the end.

To get an understanding of how a tranny works check out
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/transmission.htm

and a clutch,

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/clutch.htm
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 12:44 PM
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Could be your clutch disc.
if it chatters really bad when starting up from a complete stop (and didn't used to) then you probably have a spring out of your clutch disc.
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 01:41 PM
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woops didn't realize you mentioned clutch chatter. Like scott said, there may be a clutch piece sittin in the tranny. I remember finiding metal fragments from more than one tranny I had opened up in the past.
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Old 29-Sep-2005, 08:19 AM
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nice work fella's - this should definitely get me started in the right direction. i'll check the items you said to and if everything is working properly i'll take it to the next step and have to get her opened up! Any recommendations on shops and/or guys that can do this and will be honest??
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just had the car in the shop for a new clutch and it did the trick. I had the release and pilot bearing done at the same time. The car shifts like a hot knife through butter now!!!
thanks for the help!!
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