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Old 04-04-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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Trans shop in central jersey

Can anybody recommend a good transmission place in central jersey? I just purchased a ls fbody and I'm having some pedal issues and may want to replace the clutch
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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what is it doing ? what mileage on the car ? stock clutch ?

not a trans shop or specialist but I am a mechanic with an F-body lol so maybe I can offer some advice
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:34 PM   #3
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It's got 74k, pretty sure it's stock clutch and master/slave. The rest of the car is stock. I just bought it the other day. The 1st quarter of pedal travel is dead. The clutch would start to grab after lifting it about a quarter. I drove it home from delaware all Highway without an issue.

I went to drive to work the other day and after 5 or 10 minutes of stop and go, the clutch would start to grab right off the floor. I called out of work and turned around. I wanted to see if it would still functon at wot and high rpms, so I went wot in 1st and shifted at 5500rpms, with no problem, kept going for the 2nd to 3rd at 550rpm, zero problems. After that little burst, the clutch went back to engaging a 1/4 up in its travel.

I'm guess the master cylinder is on its way out and maybe the slave cylinder. The clutch master fluid is super dark. I put a vacuum bleeder into it to see if I can pull out any air. Nothing came out, besides gross fluid.

So I'm guessing the very least I would need is to flush that fluid, doesn't seem like any easy task though. I ordered a tick master cylinder to put in, but im thinking that won't help with the current issue.

On the flip side, I'm planning on doing a cam and clutch in June or July when I purchased this car. So pushing the clutch up to now isn't a problem since I was planning on it anyway.

Thanks for any help
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:46 PM   #4
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It's got 74k, pretty sure it's stock clutch and master/slave. The rest of the car is stock. I just bought it the other day. The 1st quarter of pedal travel is dead. The clutch would start to grab after lifting it about a quarter. I drove it home from delaware all Highway without an issue.

I went to drive to work the other day and after 5 or 10 minutes of stop and go, the clutch would start to grab right off the floor. I called out of work and turned around. I wanted to see if it would still functon at wot and high rpms, so I went wot in 1st and shifted at 5500rpms, with no problem, kept going for the 2nd to 3rd at 550rpm, zero problems. After that little burst, the clutch went back to engaging a 1/4 up in its travel.

I'm guess the master cylinder is on its way out and maybe the slave cylinder. The clutch master fluid is super dark. I put a vacuum bleeder into it to see if I can pull out any air. Nothing came out, besides gross fluid.

So I'm guessing the very least I would need is to flush that fluid, doesn't seem like any easy task though. I ordered a tick master cylinder to put in, but im thinking that won't help with the current issue.

On the flip side, I'm planning on doing a cam and clutch in June or July when I purchased this car. So pushing the clutch up to now isn't a problem since I was planning on it anyway.

Thanks for any help
could be the master or slave... or pressure plate... the thing with this car is with the internal slave u kinda have to replace everything in one shot when the trans is out u ... the master i did on the floor in the parking lot at work lol so u should be good with that
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:02 PM   #5
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Could try our sponsor JSP, just a little west of central jersey.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:04 PM   #6
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Could try our sponsor JSP, just a little west of central jersey.
Yep, was just gonna say that. JSP has done a bunch of clutch/hydraulic jobs for members if I remember correctly.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #7
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could be the master or slave... or pressure plate... the thing with this car is with the internal slave u kinda have to replace everything in one shot when the trans is out u ... the master i did on the floor in the parking lot at work lol so u should be good with that
That's what I wanted to do anyway just to start fresh, I purchased the car knowing I would do the all the clutch stuff, clutch flywheel slave and master cylinder and have a remote bleeder installed to so I can flush the fluid easily.

I was hoping to use a place closers so I can limp the car there.

Anyone have any experience with RPM? They are in Hillsborough which is 5 minutes from me that place crazy house on route 1 always seems to have sports cars at their place too.
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is there a way to flush the fluid out of the slave? do i just crack the bleeder as someone pushes the pedal and let the fluid leak out of the bottom of the housing?
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is there a way to flush the fluid out of the slave? do i just crack the bleeder as someone pushes the pedal and let the fluid leak out of the bottom of the housing?


Yeah if u stick ur hand up into the trans area from the driver side ull feel a bleeder nipple
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Yeah if u stick ur hand up into the trans area from the driver side ull feel a bleeder nipple
Sweet, I know what I'm doing on Sat now. I can attach a hose to that and catch all of the fluid?
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Youll need a 2nd person.
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Youll need a 2nd person.
Check, got that, when I do have the clutch replaced, definitely installing a remote bleeder
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Update:

Flushed the clutch hydraulics today with 2 people. There was no way to catch the fluid, so I had a pan under the trans catching 1/2 to 3/4 of the fluid. The rest ran down my arm onto the ground. Haha

I flushed about a 1/2 quart of fluid through it. It looks clear on the other end, but I couldn't find any specifications on how much the system contains.

I took the car for a quick drive after showering and noticed an immediate change. Before the clutch was an on/off, now I can modulate it.

Later on in the night, I took it out for a 90 minute round of errands. Lots of stopping and going. The clutch now engages 1/2 up the travel and there is zero dead zones in the puddle. Before the 1st 1/4 or travel was dead and then after driving for 5 minutes, 1/2 the pedal would be dead. I did multiple 1st through 3 gear pulls shifting at 5500rpms with zero issue.

The fluid was comically dark.

Took about 30 minutes and was super easy
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you sure thats not motor oil? lolol
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