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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:47 pm 
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my eb has had a diky clutch since i bought it 18mths ago. recently its been getting worse, it shudders when changing down gears, so i figured it was warped, however over the past month when i put it into neutral and then go to put into first or second it wont go in, and this gets worse until i adjust the clutch cable, i wouldnt worry too much as all i have to do is adjust the cable, but im almost out of adjustmat. does anyone know why it could be doing this and also how to fix it, do in NEED to get a new clutch NOW?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:08 pm 
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is the pedal sitting straight?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:16 pm 
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it seeems to be straight, but when i adjust it it feels like i walking up a staircase everytime i change gears, and then when it needs adjusting it feels about an inch from the floor.

 

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2.5" Lukey cat back system. Monroe GT Gas shocks + struts.

just dyno'd at 140.9RWKW

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:18 pm 
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it's hard to say with out driving the car.

best you take it to a mechanic to find out what is wrong

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:01 am 
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Check firewall or pedal box...

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:01 am 
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Does sound like though that the clutch is nearly worn out.

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:20 pm 
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The diaphram spring may be cracked. Does it feel kind of soft? or softer than normal.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:34 pm 
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id go for a new clutch! they arent that expensive or hard to do

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:36 pm 
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the clutch isnt any harder or softer than normal, i reon i will just get some money together and get the new clutch. their not expencive, but their far from cheap, the prices i got is around $200 for a standard and 300 for a haevy duty, plus fitting, does this sound right?

 

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XH Snorkel, K+N panel, Pacie 4480, High flow cat,
2.5" Lukey cat back system. Monroe GT Gas shocks + struts.

just dyno'd at 140.9RWKW

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:26 pm 
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if its the 3bolt Ea/EB clutch, Ive seen them on ebay for $100, 6 bolt ones are $200 from memory.. same on ebay.m Check it out.


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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:18 pm 
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my EB is exactly the same. i will take mine to a mechanic tomorrow and tell you what he says. I have just adjusted mine again, it is now wound right out at the firewall...

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:02 pm 
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How would you tell if the pedal box is bent/broken? where exactly does it break and how?

Also, mine is a stock EB S. I am planning on getting a stage 3 PS motor from ITS performance in the future. Should i go out and get a stronger clutch now to bolt up to that in the future? or will a stock clutch be fine with the more powerful engine? Would mine have the 6 or 3 bolt version and how much it involved in the conversion?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:15 pm 
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To tell if its broken, look behind the steering column. You will feel where the clutch goes.. have a look up in there (you need to get your head really in there).

stock clutch would handle a stage3 ITS engine, but wouldn't last long, especially if you drive hard. Go heavy duty if you can, if not just get an XR6 one for the time being.

If you've got the 4Litre engine, the clutch should be a 6 bolt, if the 3.9 then it will be a 3 bolt.

And involved in the conversion of what? changing from a stock clutch to a heavy duty? or from a 3 bolt to a 6 bolt?

to change clutches you could just take it to a transmission place.. or just pull the gearbox out a bit, unbolt clutch, bolt in new one, but the box back.. not that hard if you got the right tools.

As for 3bolt to 6 bolt, you would need an 6 bolt clutch flywheel, or get the thread put in your current one (if you got a 3 bolt), and then just get a 6 bolt clutch and bolt it in.

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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:35 am 
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possibly a stretched clutch cable....

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:24 am 
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has anyone done a clutch how to? my clutch on my ea wagon is bout to let go by the feel of it, i know how to do it vaguely but if there is any small catches and fiddly bits it would be of great help to know

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