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Is my clutch gone? or does it just need service

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CL MaNTis GST

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Jul 16, 2002
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My clutch isnt very old for I changed it less than a year ago. When I had it done I was low on cash and still on stock turbo so I had some guy do it, and I know he got it from just an auto parts store so its most likely stock or close comparison to it.

anyway, I've had the T28 for about 6 months now i'm starting to see some clutch problems.

If I keep the car at high RPMs after a down shift or after say a nice hard high way pull... the clutch seems to loose pressure or just simply be very loose.

Also sometimes If I dont move my car for a while, and when I go to turn it on... it turns on but the pedal is very loose so I pump on the pedal for about 5x and it'll get hard again. Basically signifying that is loosing pressure some way.

Is the whole clutch gone? or maybe just the pressure plate?
Can the stock clutch hold the T28?
I dont think its CW because i've had it checked for that and it doesnt do any of the CW symptoms.... :::knocks on wood::::

Any info is appreciated. :thumb:
 
Kinda sounds like maybe a master cylinder if you have to pump it for it to feel normal. That clutch can handle any turbo it's how much power you are making the clutch hold that matters.
 
Originally posted by OMN_DSM
Kinda sounds like maybe a master cylinder if you have to pump it for it to feel normal. That clutch can handle any turbo it's how much power you are making the clutch hold that matters.

thanks for the reply. I've already scheduled a service check at a local shop. I'll have them check that out first. Would I just need to replace the master cylinder? or would other parts need replacement as well?

thanks again for any info :thumb:
 
You obviously have air in the system, like stated above, your either looking at a master cylinder or a clutch slave, a not so good way to determine a clutch slave would be to remove the rubber boot that slips over the slave and see if fluid leaks out.

Storm
 
It is not a bad idea to just have them both replaced, they are not that expensive. However, if you do replace them, i would go with the O.E.M. mitsubishi parts.
 
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