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Old 10-21-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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Bad Tramission or Bad Clutch?

What would be the symptom of bad tramission vs bad clutch?

My SVT seems to be having abit of problem with 1st and 2nd gear. It always to stall all the time due to different release point. There is no grinding noise or anything like that. 3rd 4th 5th 6th is fine.

On the 2nd gear and 3rd gear (2000 rpm) - the car jot abit.

Can someone tell me if it is my clutch or tranny? I feel like its a clutch. What do you think?


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Old 10-21-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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Didn't you say that you're having the TSB for the clutch done at the dealer??

It's the clutch from what you say. That seems to be a very common symptom (friction point changing). Or it could be possible that your tearing it up with improper technique as well. But I'm almost certain that you said you were getting the TSB done. Don't sweat it, after the new clutch is in there you'll wish you'd bought a different car.
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[i] Don't sweat it, after the new clutch is in there you'll wish you'd bought a different car. [/B]
Is it good or bad? LOL

I'm getting the TSB done next week(have to wait for the parts). I got the car the way it is. I'm not tearing up or anything at this point since I seem to be having problem just getting the car through 1st and 2nd.

I kind of figure its the clutch. Tranny problem would be louder and more noticible at any gear.
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I haven't beat on my car enough to get it replaced yet. Not putting you down or anyone that's had the TSB done.

I believe the flywheel causes problems with smooth shifting. I've HEARD a couple people complain that it doesn't shift very smooth after getting the TSB done.

Could be that they're suffering from a muscle memory issue (yes your muscles have a memory, not in the muscle themselves but the brain learns to program certain actions, clutching is one of them kind of like writing with a pencil that's a programmed action). Or it could be the new flywheel. Dunno, you'll just have to find out on your own i guess.

I was kidding about you wanting a different car, the clutch seems to be the biggest thing wrong with the car stock.
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I've got the new clutch and I'll admit that I'm not a hardcore but the new clutch does behave better than the stock one. Better engagement, smoother, more consistent engagement point. HOWEVER, my tranny is a bit slower going into second than I would like, none of this "speed shifting" stuff going on with my unit. You might be better off with an aftermarket clutch than the TSB one. I suspect that the TSB clutch is designed to last a long time, survive the SVT power and be smooth & predictable, that may not be what you want. I've read about swapping out the transmission oil with a different brand. Peruse these forums & directly ask people what they did. My take on the new clutch is that it's better than the original which, IMHO, is defective.
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I haven't beat on my car enough to get it replaced yet. Not putting you down or anyone that's had the TSB done.

I believe the flywheel causes problems with smooth shifting. I've HEARD a couple people complain that it doesn't shift very smooth after getting the TSB done.

Could be that they're suffering from a muscle memory issue (yes your muscles have a memory, not in the muscle themselves but the brain learns to program certain actions, clutching is one of them kind of like writing with a pencil that's a programmed action). Or it could be the new flywheel. Dunno, you'll just have to find out on your own i guess.

I was kidding about you wanting a different car, the clutch seems to be the biggest thing wrong with the car stock.
Thank you. I have a pretty strong feeling that most of the problem will be fix. The main problem I have is going into 2nd. Not very smooth at all. Maybe my muscle memory problem (not recalling from 5 to 6 years ago).
I have to tell the SVT runs very strong on 3rd. :)
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I've got the new clutch and I'll admit that I'm not a hardcore but the new clutch does behave better than the stock one. Better engagement, smoother, more consistent engagement point. HOWEVER, my tranny is a bit slower going into second than I would like, none of this "speed shifting" stuff going on with my unit. You might be better off with an aftermarket clutch than the TSB one. I suspect that the TSB clutch is designed to last a long time, survive the SVT power and be smooth & predictable, that may not be what you want. I've read about swapping out the transmission oil with a different brand. Peruse these forums & directly ask people what they did. My take on the new clutch is that it's better than the original which, IMHO, is defective.
I'm not a hardcore driver at all. The highest RPM I would go is like 4k on 3rd. I'm glad that it will be somewhat better than the stock. :)
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My car is in the shop for new clutch assemble per TSB. I will be getting back tomorrow. Will post the updates.
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