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Old 08-10-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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Help please - clutch depress weird issue

Hey folks. Hope someone can assist. 986 2002 S with 3 month old clutch and flywheel.

Intermittent issue that I experienced before and am now experiencing after new clutch/flywheel..

When I depress clutch and change gear, and all feels well, I hear and feel something spinning like it's supposed to (is this the flywheel or clutch? Apologies, not in any way a mechanic). Anyway on occasion, when I change gear, it's like nothing happens? The pedal feels a bit light, nothing seems to "spin" and the gear change is weird, sort of fast poppy and lumpy? Any ideas?

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Old 08-10-2014, 05:22 AM   #2
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Hey folks. Hope someone can assist. 986 2002 S with 3 month old clutch and flywheel.

Intermittent issue that I experienced before and am now experiencing after new clutch/flywheel..

When I depress clutch and change gear, and all feels well, I hear and feel something spinning like it's supposed to (is this the flywheel or clutch? Apologies, not in any way a mechanic). Anyway on occasion, when I change gear, it's like nothing happens? The pedal feels a bit light, nothing seems to "spin" and the gear change is weird, sort of fast poppy and lumpy? Any ideas?

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Was the master or slave cylinder changed?
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Was the master or slave cylinder changed?
Nope. System was bled and new fluid done at last service about 6 months ago.

The pedal kinda feels ok. I've not sensed it becoming weirdly light or swingy (experienced this issue before with a different car)

It's just this sensation that something isn't spinning or spooling on depress. Odd to say the least
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I've had one slave cyl go out and pedal went rock hard. I will never do a clutch without swapping slave cyl again.

Was it throw out and pilot bearing type clutch job? The whole enchilada? My master clutch kit from Pelican came with every conceivable part including new bolts.
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I've had one slave cyl go out and pedal went rock hard. I will never do a clutch without swapping slave cyl again.

Was it throw out and pilot bearing type clutch job? The whole enchilada? My master clutch kit from Pelican came with every conceivable part including new bolts.
Hi Timco, I appreciate the replies!

Yes, it was a full kit job done by a reputable indie specialist. Everything about the clutch seems fine ie it bites fine and when all is well, all is as it should be/feel

I think you're probably right. I guess it feels like hydraulics / pressure issue. Just drove and it's fine again. I love that spinning spooling sound / feeling. Maybe I'm just being too attentive because I'm always listening for it

I'll check for footwell damp and ask the relevants to check it next time I'm in. Just hoping someone might know immediately what it is

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