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Hi, You assisted me before on the same vehicle. I installed my new transmission system and have been driving it for a couple of month now. The issue is a Vibration when I first release the clutch in 1st and also in Reverse. I have installed a complete new Transmission system on my 1995 Chevy S-10, 4.3L, 5-Speed truck. (new transmission, new flywheel, new clutch and clutch plate, new Master and Slave Cylinders.) Have bleed the system to the point I get great shifting and all. However, my problem is in first gear and reverse. When I release the clutch, I can feel a slight vibration as if the clutch and clutch plate are not in sync. The vibration is more of a jerking issue like the clutch is not engaging flat against the clutch plate. I I get the same vibration in reverse. It's not a smooth "transition," At the same time, while in idle, it feels like the clutch and clutch plate are not balanced. Feels like the system is "out-of-round." Also, when I place my foot on the clutch pedal, I can actually feel the rotation of the clutch/clutch plate... All other shifting is normal. It's very annoying. Any suggestions/ideas would be helpful???

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The last time I felt vibration in the pedal like that I had a broken clutch finger. I would hate to tell you to take it all out again only to find no broken fingers. I've also seen vibration from improper mating of the friction disc and flywheel. It'll wear on the inside of the flywheel before it wears on the outside and thus you feel that as a vibration. But, it is most likely the clutch plate isn't balanced right. Just to be sure, take a look at the harmonic balancer to make sure it is still one piece and the rubber isn't coming out. It can dampen out most vibrations like this but can only do so much. But, if it is compromised in some way, even small vibrations can get through. Also, did you install a new pilot bushing when you did the clutch? Fixya is discontinuing this service soon and they say they have plans to come up with something new. I'm not supposed to share contact information here per terms of service, but there is no reason you can't Google 'ZX2Fast' now is there? If you need more help and can't get to me from here, just Google me and I'm sure you can find some way of asking for help. Oh yeah, you should also inspect all of your engine and transmission mounts. You would feel vibration if you have a broken mount and the engine/transmission was resting against metal.

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