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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 02, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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i've got this 88 firebird that i am having trouble with. the car has a 305 tbi with a borg warner 5- speed transmition. we noticed that the clutch and throwout bearing had gone out. so we changed the clutch and the bearing, resurfaced the pressure plate. After we had it all back together we noticed that we had to "force" it into gears. So we had thought that the slave cylinder had gone out. So we replaced that. and we still have the same problem. we pulled the tranny again, the throwout bearing is installed correctly the clutch is perfectly alligned, and the tranny is full with fluid. We noticed that when we shift into first and second you have to be moving to get into it and have to be under 20 mph. we have bleed the slave cylinder numerous times and it still isnt fixed. Please can someone help.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 02, 06:01 PM
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I've seen that on first gen Camaros before.
The disc has "fuzz" on it and is more springy than it should be. Once the clutch has had time to break in, it should become much easier to shift.
I would drive it around and slip the clutch a little extra hard when engaging it. Just be careful to allow it time to cool before doing it again.

My buddies 69 Z/28 was so bad he had to start it in gear or it would just grind. A fiew miles and it was manageable but still not right. After a fiew days, it was fine.
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ok i will try that but what i forgot to add was that sometimes it randomly works with ease and others it is hard like i discribed. could it be a bad fork?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 06:46 PM
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I'd guess the master is going bad, but that's just a guess. Or, if it is the disc being new like I said above, the pedal might pump up and work better after a couple of rapid pushes of the pedal.
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