Why does my clutch still chatter? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 00, 04:04 PM
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I recently installed a new Tremec 5 speed in my 67 Camaro. In the process I had the flywheel resurfaced. I also installed a new Borg Warner pressure plate/disc, new throwout bearing, pilot bushing, both engine mounts and transmission mount. The bearing retainer on the tranny is brand new of course, I inspected the clutch fork and lubed the clutch fork ball. I have adjusted the free play a couple times. I have gone back and checked the crossmember and mounts for tightness. It chatters pretty bad while engaging the clutch in 1st gear. Reverse is even worse. Did I miss something?
By the way, the engine and trans mounts were not of the highest quality. I bought them at a local chain store. They were only 5 bucks apiece.
Thanks, Rich
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 00, 05:15 PM
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Hmmm, I put a Muncie in mine last winter, and initially had problems both with chattering and the clutch not disengaging all the way. Per DavidPozzi's advice, I put some miles on it, and sure 'nough, after about 500 miles it loosened right up. Now, after 2500 miles, it's as perfect as could be.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 00, 06:27 PM
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Also, higher grip clutches tend to chatter, may not be the cause in your case, but if you have a high performance, street/strip competition clutch this could be the cause.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 00, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I think I will put some miles on it and hopefully mine too will smooth out in time.
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