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Manual transmission slipping

I changed the clutch and slave cylinder and still does same thing. trans slips when accelerating, going up hills, pretty much when i put andy torque on it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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  • psufootball Jan 05, 2009

    no the flywheel was not resurfaced  and the release bearing ran smoothly. jimmy



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Did you have the flywheel resurfaced when you were having the clutch replaced. Not resurfacing the fly wheel can cause slippage and premature clutch failure. also did the release bearing run smoothly on the input shaft sleeve. sometimes the sleeve can get a burr on it preventing full release of the pressure plate. mike

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    michael sinclair Jan 05, 2009

    I've had customers that complained of the same type thing after doing the clutch and not doing the flywheel. I always send the flywheel out for resurfacing now. mike



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