[urq] WX Transmission

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Dec 12 15:34:38 EST 2003

... when you are depressing the clutch pedal your foot is actively pushing
the throw-out bearing and actuating the fingers on the pressure plate.  It
seems to me quite a stretch that the worn plastic sleeve is going to be able
to affect this action.  On the clutch release stroke this might be more
reasonable as you are working against springs ... stiff though they be.  

My first thought is that the clutch disk itself may be sticking to the
flywheel (or pressure plate?) and still conducting motion, even though the
clamping of the pressure plate is absent.  I suppose if anything is cold and
sticky it could be the clutch plate on the splines ... which might keep the
plate pressed up against the flywheel ... 

Steve B.
San Jose, Kaleefohnia (USA)
> I was just talking about this with a friend in regard to my 
> Coupe GT.  Seems that if I park the car in gear without the 
> parking brake engaged so the car is resting against the 
> trans/engine to keep from rolling, the next morning, I cannot 
> get it out of first and when I start the car it momentarily 
> surges forward just slightly.  
> He told me about a plastic sleeve in the clutch plate or 
> throw-out bearing area that wears over time and keeps 
> everything from moving as far as it should when you disengage 
> the clutch.  I have 137k and the original clutch so this 
> could certainly fit my scenario.  He said the newer 
> replacements do not have plastic used in that place.
> I also suspect a weak-when-cold clutch hydraulic system possibly too.
> ============================================================
> This morning when i went out to start my car... i put it in 
> neutral on flat ground and hit the key.  My foot was still 
> pushing in the clutch (habit), but after a second when i let 
> off... the car seemed to creep ever so slowly forward.  It 
> went a little more as i revved it.  After a minute it stopped.

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