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hey guys,

I think i have a bad clutch, but i'm not sure. here's whats happening.

After i gun it, the car will make a loud metallic echoey sound. w/ the echo i also get a vibration. The vibration is felt through both driver and passenger footwell.

It doesn't happen when i drive sanely. after i gun it, it will happen if i try to accelerate (sometimes) and let off the gas and let the car lower speed (sometimes). it does not happen in neutral.

i have a turbo at 4psi , so the extra amount of power could be causing this yea?

some people said it could be my exhaust pipes, but its not. i dunno what else it could be since the noise only happens after i gun it. I can shift gears fine, no trouble there.

Tim


[This message has been edited by Pure Lude (edited January 21, 2001).]
 

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I've seen some of the springs on the clutch friction plate break before, and that could be one possible lead for you. What happens is that they can overheat from long periods of high revving, and break.

If your semi-mechanically inclined, you can pull your tranny and have a look. It's pretty expensive to have someone else check for you, but I don't think there's any other way of doing it? Let me know what happens.

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My clutch is acting weird too. Its engaging fine but it doesnt engage until it is almost at the floor. Can this be an adjustment problem? Any ideas? PLease help!
 

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This is the same diagnosis my car has when I am driving at insane speed like 60 mph going through 15 mph on Homestead track. The car will make a loud metallic echoey sound. w/ the echo i also get a vibration. The vibration is felt through both driver and passenger footwell. It is there when I try to rev match going from 3 gear to 2nd gear at about 45 mph. Only does this on the track towards the end of a hard session. During normal driving it does not if not seldom does it.

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Did you look at your CV joints or drive shaft bearing area?

If your clutch was bad you would see your RPMs go up without any accelaration.

If your springs were broke you would only hear it if you were shifting gears.

Might be tranny probs, but not clutch. Pull the fluid from your transmission and see what it looks like.

Good Luck,

Tom

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