View Full Version : clutch problem

06-18-2011, 04:16 PM
Before the winter i noticed my car would slip when under bigger load and when cold but when it would worn up really good it would not do it that easy. So i thought it was maybe my diff, so i had another VLSD so i swapped that in and i took it around the block, then it haled ass. So i parked the car in the garage and stared to work on it.
Took the engine out did the body work and now I just swapped back my sr after changing oil pump and painting the bay, and i noticed when i floor it in 1st it goes like it should but then when i change it in to 2nd and all other gears i just need to press the gas a bit more and it seams to be slipping like it did before i changed the diffs.
I tried adjusting the pedal and it does move the position of where the clutch catches but it still does the same thing.
I got a new slave from AZ back before any of this started happening.I don't know what to be thinking of any more. I got a s15 Sr 5MT and a stage 2 exedy clutch. The clutch i bought brand new about 3 1/2 years ago and about 15K miles are on it, when i put it in now it still looked fairly new...

06-18-2011, 04:35 PM
could be that clutch wasnt broken in properly... i have same issue all cuz prvious owner didnt break it in properly.... plus its oem replacement...

06-18-2011, 06:33 PM
the clutch was broken it the right way, i drove 1000 mile with out beating on it. and what you mean plus its a OEM replacement ^

06-18-2011, 10:45 PM
if you dont mind taking it in and out you could always sand away the glazing if you know its the clutch slipping

06-18-2011, 11:03 PM
I had a similar problem today and It turned out I just had to adjust the clutch pedal a bit (I had just installed a new clutch and had the pedal too "tight" )

06-18-2011, 11:22 PM
well i kinda think that it is the clutch slipping but the Q is why does it not slip in 1st gear???
I washed the disk/flywheel/pressure plate with brake cleaner before i put it all together so i dont see what glazing would still be there!!!
I dont mind taking the trans off again but i wanna be sure that it will help cause i dont want to buy a new clutch since this one is not even that old...
Could the slave cylinder have to do something with it, i did buy it from auto zone and it only cost $12...

06-18-2011, 11:47 PM
really unlikely the slave or master would be over-pressurizing the fork with the pedal not being depressed. Throw out bearing carrier was greased as well as input shaft and clutch hub?

06-19-2011, 10:32 AM
yea all that was greased..
and thats what i thought about the cylinders..

06-21-2011, 09:22 PM
so i got my new clutch master cylinder and it changed everything. now the clutch is all good!!

06-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Very nice . Glad you got it fixed