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Pressure Plate / Throwout Bearing binding flywheel? by brbrealfast
Started on: 01-10-2014 10:49 AM
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I put in a new clutch and pressure plate. After getting everything back together, I had to deal with the starter. After finally getting the starter working properly, all I heard was a wiiiinnnee-ing noise. No crank! I can clearly see the starter was making good contact with the few teeth it connected with. So I checked to make sure the flywheel was spinning freely. Nope! I know for a fact that the flywheel was spinning when I installed the new clutch and pressure plate. All Fiero owners should know what a pain in the ass it is to get a damn clutch off! So I guess I'm going to hammer back into it tomorrow. THUS, my question for you guys: Is it possible I may have ordered the wrong pressure plate and clutch which may be binding my flywheel in the casing? Or could my throwout bearing inside the casing have came loose binding my flywheel? Or do you guys have any other suggestions?

I felt like itchin. I would really appreciate some insight on this. Thanks!

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heard was a wiiiinnnee-ing noise. No crank!


Welcome to the forum! sounds like your starter is not engaging the flywheel....
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Some pressure plates, although the bolt up and seem to fit, are not the right dimensions and will bind things up. If the flywheel won't turn the pressure plate is likely hitting the bellhousing some place. Larry
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No crank! I can clearly see the starter was making good contact with the few teeth it connected with. So I checked to make sure the flywheel was spinning freely. Nope!


 
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Welcome to the forum! sounds like your starter is not engaging the flywheel....




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Originally posted by trotterlg:

Some pressure plates, although the bolt up and seem to fit, are not the right dimensions and will bind things up. If the flywheel won't turn the pressure plate is likely hitting the bellhousing some place. Larry


Bingo! We just went through this with a friends 88 Formula. We tried two different 'correct' application clutches from Orielly's and Autozone and both of the pressure plates hit the inside the of the bell housing. One hit just the rivets and one was actually the surface of the pressure plate.

The Luk 04-088 has a pressure plate that works... and it's reasonably priced.

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Report this Post01-10-2014 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for brbrealfastSend a Private Message to brbrealfastEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought a eClutchmaster stage 2 from ebay. Any suggestions on a stage 2 that might work?

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Report this Post01-10-2014 04:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for carbonSend a Private Message to carbonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are you putting it in a stock 1987 Fiero GT? If so, you don't need 'Stage 2'...

And I can certainly GUARANTEE that eClutchmaster does not actually make clutches, where as Luk(Centric) does.

And 'Stages' are just marketing buzz words used to sell clutches to people that know every line of all the F&F movies...

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Report this Post01-10-2014 08:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for brbrealfastSend a Private Message to brbrealfastEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sure enough. I could see where the clutch was hitting the bell housing. I should have looked into it a little more. The distributer of the clutch I bought it from has a bull **** return policy of 10 days after purchase and a 30% stocking fee including shipping! It took 5 days to get here!

That some bull.
Any other clutch suggestions?
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