Started having issues about 4 weeks ago with my 5-speed stick. When I let up on the clutch in 1st gear only, the truck starts bucking and shuttering until I get it up to speed. Gears 2-5 are just fine when I am driving along. It literally feels like something on the bottom of my truck is going to fall out. Could this be a bad clutch assembly or some kind of adjustment?
March 2012, clutch crapped out and had it replaced.
March 2013, clutch crapped out, again, 3 days before its 1-year warranty expired (go figure); had new warranty parts installed.
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Engagement problems usually result in slip, chatter/shudder, and noisy operation. The primary causes are clutch disc contamination; clutch disc wear; misalignment, or distortion; flywheel damage; or a combination of the foregoing. A visual inspection is required to determine the part actually causing the problem.
Here's the part about the flywheel:
Flywheel machining is not recommended. The flywheel surface is manufactured with a unique contour that would be negated by machining.
Tell them what it's doing. Ask what parts they used? Did they turn the flywheel???
I'm with '98 on this. New parts, OEM, not some other brand.
If the trans mount was broken you would hear it all the time clonking up and down I know when I had my clutch done the morons didn't put the mounting nuts on the trans mount and every shift (I have a manual trans) I would hear a clunk clunk as the trans moved up and down