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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2000, 09:51 AM
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New clutch chatters and shutters. Help!


I installed a new clutch in my CJ with a T176 transmission. I had the flywheel resurfaced while I was at it. I bought the disk and pressure plate from Napa and they called it "Heavy Duty". Problem is, if I let the clutch out it will shutter really bad if the rpm is too high. I have to keep the rpm low and let it out trying not to ride it. Any ideas?

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Re: New clutch chatters and shutters. Help!

First of all, was it new or a reman. If it was reman I've seen those warped or uneven spring pressure. Other thing to check for is
alignment of the bellhousing, won't take much for it to throw the whole clutch alignment off. Also, are you confident in the job
that was done resurfacing the flywheel? If you are going to be taking things apart I would check the flywheel for true.

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Re: New clutch chatters and shutters. Help!

When installing the pressure plate, did you draw all 6 bolts in slowly and alternate them so you don't warp the plate? It is very easy to warp a new plate if you don't pay special attention drawing up the bolts. Watch the fingers, and make sure that they draw down evenly. I usually do them by hand with a nut runner. This is one place air tools don't belong.

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