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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 01:52 PM
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clutch problem

I have 2 questions:

1. I just recently installed a new clutch pack, clutch disc, throwout bearing, and pilot bearing in my '87 wrangler 4 cyl. Now when I start out form a stop light or something I have to give it a lot of gas or else is shakes really bad. I can feel it throughout the rpm range and at higher speeds, but not as bad as when i first start off. What could be wrong?

2. how hard is it to wire in a carberated 4.3l vortec v6 into a jeep?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 03:51 PM
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Re: clutch problem

Did you by chance get the fly wheel resurfaced? If not you may have a problem with hot spots or slightly warped surface. also have you got the right pressure plate? Same style as the one that came out, 3 fingers or multiple fingers?

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Re: clutch problem

Sounds like your flywheel needs resurfacing, it's always good to have it resurfaced whenever you put in a new clutch.

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Re: clutch problem

If it makes you feel ant better, mine shakes like hell too. Yes it's the flywheel that needs reserfacing.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 07:45 PM
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Re: clutch problem

Did you keep the friction plate very clean ? It may have oil on it...hold the pedal down and spray a bunch of brake cleaner between the plate and the flywheel.

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Re: clutch problem

before you go and spend bucko bucks and time pulling that flywheel and having it surfaced... did you feel it for wear. I have been through several clutches (I guess leadfoot was an earned name) and I have never surfaced a flywheel. None have ever needed it. Just be damn sure you keep parts clean, you have the RIGHT parts, and that you install everything correctly. I would fisrt pull off the inspection cover, have someone hold down the clutch and run your finger over the flywheel. If it is all potato chipped, and worn, sure maybe needs some TLC, but unless you ran that lust clutch down to the metal for a long while, I wouldn't think your flywheel is toast!

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