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84 clutch is very grabby when car is cold by bradleypridgeon
Started on: 08-16-2014 03:44 PM
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Hi I have an all original 84 with 87k miles.
I'm having an odd issue when the engine/ tranny is cold (after sitting overnight)
My clutch is either all in or out there is no feathering it. It does not slip and the pedal is not difficult to press or release.
It just grabs very hard when you start to let it out so much it makes the car jerk violently.
Only way i can avoid it is to let it warm up until the tach smoothes out (around 900 typically)

Great car, I've had the best of luck out of it. If anyone has an idea i'd appreciate the help.
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Please don't post the same question twice.

I'll take a stab at your issue and suggest that the throw-out bearing is sticking somewhat on the transmission's input shaft sleeve (where it's supposed to slide back and forth easily), but I certainly don't know for sure.

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Sorry for posting twice there never got a response on my previous post and couldn't figure out how to delete it. (still new here)
Thanks for the advice there, find any other possible causes?
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Originally posted by bradleypridgeon:

Sorry for posting twice there never got a response on my previous post and couldn't figure out how to delete it. (still new here)


Your first post/thread was 08-16-2014 02:57 PM. You waited less than one hour for a response before you started this second identical thread.

Just so you know, it's not unusual to have to wait longer than that. This isn't a paying gig for anyone here.

When you start a thread, you can always post in it again to bring it back to the top of the page if it's dropped to the bottom and no one has yet responded.

 
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Originally posted by bradleypridgeon:

Thanks for the advice there, find any other possible causes?


I suppose the clutch fork could also be binding where it pivots in the bellhousing. Hard to say. Try "exercising" the clutch (pedal to the floor and back) a half-dozen times while in neutral before you start off (if the car is cold) and see if that helps to loosen things up over time. I had this issue with my '88 Formula when I first got it. It had been sitting for three years or so. I resorted to the exercise routine that I've mentioned and it eventually freed up and is now fine.

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