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ive noticed this a few days ago, my cluthc pedal has lost about 70% of its feel and now everytime im shifting from a stop, its so fuckin hard to go from one neutral to the first gear and in reverse.


although once i got it from the first, i really dont have any problems shifting it to 2nd,3rd etc...


i have a 2001 s2000 w/ 85k miles...i just need confirmation from you guys who had a similar problem to make sure its really my clutch.


anyone? thanks.
 

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Using the 6th gear resistance check will help diagnose a slipping clutch. It won't do anything for a clutch that won't allow the gears to shift. Unless there is a hydraulic problem at the master or slave cylinder, the problem will usually lie in a worn pressure plate spring that just won't allow enough separation between the disc and the plate no matter how hard you press the pedal.
 

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Using the 6th gear resistance check will help diagnose a slipping clutch. It won't do anything for a clutch that won't allow the gears to shift. Unless there is a hydraulic problem at the master or slave cylinder, the problem will usually lie in a worn pressure plate spring that just won't allow enough separation between the disc and the plate no matter how hard you press the pedal.
I'm quite a noob when it comes to transmissions and clutches, please excuse this question.

My car (03 type s) fails the resistance check in 4th, 5th, and 6th at around 20-40 mph. I understand this is a clutch problem, but what exactly is the problem besides slipping? Whats making it slip, and what, if anything, needs to be replaced?
 

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Using the 6th gear resistance check will help diagnose a slipping clutch. It won't do anything for a clutch that won't allow the gears to shift. Unless there is a hydraulic problem at the master or slave cylinder, the problem will usually lie in a worn pressure plate spring that just won't allow enough separation between the disc and the plate no matter how hard you press the pedal.
from what it said here, helps me alot. i think this is my problem. its hard to get it into gears and grinds alot. the pedal is really stiff too. i have a exedy stage 1. i think i am going to go with the CC stage 4 with their flywheel
 

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I'm quite a noob when it comes to transmissions and clutches, please excuse this question.

My car (03 type s) fails the resistance check in 4th, 5th, and 6th at around 20-40 mph. I understand this is a clutch problem, but what exactly is the problem besides slipping? Whats making it slip, and what, if anything, needs to be replaced?
where u been . so whats the problem your having????
 

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My car (03 type s) fails the resistance check in 4th, 5th, and 6th at around 20-40 mph. I understand this is a clutch problem, but what exactly is the problem besides slipping? Whats making it slip, and what, if anything, needs to be replaced?
It slips either becaues there isn't enough force clamping it down or the friction material isn't doing its job.

Could be a number of things that caused it:

* Oil or grease contamination
* Incorrect release system adjustment
* Defective cable adjuster
* A blocked clutch master cylinder port or binding slave cylinder;
* A misaligned or improperly installed release bearing
* Worn out friction material

This is just my book knowledge though... someone with more experience might help narrow it down.
 

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where u been . so whats the problem your having????
Hey man! How ya been? How's the car?

I was pulling out of a friends apts off of 620, gave it a little gas in 1st and 2nd pulling out, then as I go into 3rd my clutch pedal feels really really light. I had a feeling it was slippage so I did the test in 4th through 6th, and sure enough, my revs go up but the car does not accelerate. I can floor the car in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd once the clutch is fully enganged and I get no slip at all. The car is still drivable, but getting the clutch to engage is a pain, it takes a lot more finesse to get it in gear now. I thought it may have been low fluid effecting the hydraulic or something but I think I'm correct when I say, that the fluid only effects the depressing of the clutch, not the engagement. But yah, I'm delivering pizzas ATM so I really need to get this fixed, and want to find out exactly what needs to be done before taking it into a shop. Any info or help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
 

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It slips either becaues there isn't enough force clamping it down or the friction material isn't doing its job.

Could be a number of things that caused it:

* Oil or grease contamination
* Incorrect release system adjustment
* Defective cable adjuster
* A blocked clutch master cylinder port or binding slave cylinder;
* A misaligned or improperly installed release bearing
* Worn out friction material

This is just my book knowledge though... someone with more experience might help narrow it down.
Thank's for this info. I actually hear something that sounds like it could be a bearing rattling around at times, as I engage or shortly after engaging the clutch in lower gears. This noise only happens on occasion though, not everytime I engage the clutch.
 
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