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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Something up with my clutch?

Never noticed before, but my clutch feels like it's engaging at the very top of the pedal... I thought it used to engage a little lower. Is it adjustable, or is this a sign that the clutch is going? Car only has 19k miles and isn't tracked. Thoughts?
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Normally a sign that it is at the end of its life.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I concur. Engagement point moves upward on pedal travel as the clutch disk wears thin.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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A brand new clutch can go bad backing it out of the repair shop, depending on the driver's skill level lol.

Put it in 5th at 70 mph on the highway and then nail it. If you get slippage, well...

I do have a sweet DIY write up with pics if you want to tackle it yourself.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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Well, no slippage so there is a little still there, but I'm sure it will need to be replaced soon enough... Going to see if a friend can help replace it, should I replace anything else while I'm in there? Only looking for OEM, it's not tracked. Suggestions on where to buy?

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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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OE spec Luk clutch kits from ebay are good to go and cheap.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #7
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Good idea to replace the slave cylinder while you're doing the clutch. Better to do it and not necessarily need it than to be stranded when the old one blows.
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Well, no slippage so there is a little still there, but I'm sure it will need to be replaced soon enough... Going to see if a friend can help replace it, should I replace anything else while I'm in there? Only looking for OEM, it's not tracked. Suggestions on where to buy?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #10
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Definitely replace the pilot bearing and get you a good clutch alignment tool if you decide to do it yourself.
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That is actually a few dollars of a better deal than some of the ebay kits.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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Sweet! Thanks Will!

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Definitely replace the pilot bearing and get you a good clutch alignment tool if you decide to do it yourself.
Thanks! A friend runs a shop here, think I might hit him up for some help...
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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So that’s a great question. I have a 96 B/W which has 24,000 miles on it and my clutch grabs a bit high as well. I know the car was not beat on since it has the original tires from 96 and there is allot of meat left on them (Ya I know, replace them before I am a statistic on a Government chart)

How high do these clutches usually “Grab” at ? Mine grabs about 2/3's of the way up, is this normal? Where does yours grab at?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #14
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pretty sure mine is stock....but she starts grabbing about 1/4 and full engagement about 1/2
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Definitely replace the pilot bearing and get you a good clutch alignment tool if you decide to do it yourself.
Our kit comes with both!
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