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Old 06-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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new clutch question

I had a shop install a new stage II clutch and flywheel from spec. They used an OEM slave cylinder.

Now, sometimes my clutch is nice and smooth and grabs smoothly by only letting out the clutch pedal a few inches. It starts to pull the car fwd. I can let the clutch out slowly and give no gas and it doesnt even come close to stalling

Other times, I have to let the clutch pedal out almost all the way and it is very hard to find a sweet spot with gas and clutch. The car shakes violently and there is a lot of clutch chatter. This is what happens most of the time. I almost have to "mini dump" the clutch at this point.

The clutch has been bled appropriately and the shop is reputable and knew what they were doing.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Something is wrong, take it back to the shop and make them fix it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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It would not be unusual for the installation of a new high performance clutch, pressure plate & slave cylinder to cause an old master cylinder to show it's age. Take it back and give them a chance to look at it. Be calm and rational and hopefully the two of you can work it out.
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Did I mention the car has 40k on it?
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Does not change my comments.
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I'm not sure what the Spec stage 2 considis of. Whether its a puck design or not. I'd take it back to them & leave it so they can drive it.
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I agree with all the comments above. take it back and let them drive it and hopefully fix it. I however do have a question, did you break the clutch in? I had a FX300 in my old coupe and it required to be broke in 500miles driving like grandma. I know I had a bunch of chatter at idle or low rpms but clutch master's website said its normal to have that with that particular clutch. best of luck I hope you get back on the road asap
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oh, i have been on the road, this isnt incapacitating. I drove it fairly easy for a while, but I dont put many miles on my car. It would have taken months to put on 500 miles. Right now....its good enough. The shop said they have installed a lot of spec clutches and they are hit or miss on quality. They did say they are a little on the grabby side in mustangs.

Honestly, I dont have the money to have it torn down again....and spec....F them.
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oh, i have been on the road, this isnt incapacitating. I drove it fairly easy for a while, but I dont put many miles on my car. It would have taken months to put on 500 miles. Right now....its good enough. The shop said they have installed a lot of spec clutches and they are hit or miss on quality. They did say they are a little on the grabby side in mustangs.

Honestly, I dont have the money to have it torn down again....and spec....F them.
I had a clutch masters and didn't have any problems, I definetly don't think ill be putting a spec clutch in my foci.
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