I have replaced clutches twice over the years, and they all did that.
And I used B+B parts. It seems to be the limiting factor for clutch life.
My clutches never really wore out, they just got too grabby and uneven.
I think the reason is that the throwout bearing is in continuous light contact
with the spring fingers, due to the ressure of the spring inside the
clutch slave cylinder.
Lots of other cars have self-adjusting hydraulic clutches (my Subaru, for
I have no idea what they do to avoid this problem.
At 11:00 PM 4/21/02 , you wrote:
>Just about a year ago I replaced the clutch and had some work done on
>the tranny. To make a long story short some of the new parts in the
>tranny failed so I pulled it out and a friend rebuilt it again. I was
>getting ready to put the tranny in and looked at the clutch as I was
>figuring out my next move.
>I noticed that the fingers on the pressure plate weren't evenly worn
>some of them had a fairly deep groove worn in them while others did not.
> It doesn't seem like this should happen, but I think my old clutch was
>this way when I replaced it last year. Any suggestions on what might
>cause this? It seems like it has to be something wrong with the flywheel
>or the clutch, but what and how to I check it?
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