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so i just bought a 1990 gts not even a week ago... yesterday i was driving down the highway and i noticed that after about 4000 rpm the clutch would slip out a bit until i eased off the gas and let it catch up... on my way to work today i stopped at a light and when i went to drive my engine just rev'd up as if my clutch pedal was pressed down although i was in gear and didnt have my foot on the pedal whatsoever i think that the pressure plate is the problem the clutch pedal still has lots of resistance but it just wont engage the tranny to the engine any advice on what to check for?
 

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so i just bought a 1990 gts not even a week ago... yesterday i was driving down the highway and i noticed that after about 4000 rpm the clutch would slip out a bit until i eased off the gas and let it catch up... on my way to work today i stopped at a light and when i went to drive my engine just rev'd up as if my clutch pedal was pressed down although i was in gear and didnt have my foot on the pedal whatsoever i think that the pressure plate is the problem the clutch pedal still has lots of resistance but it just wont engage the tranny to the engine any advice on what to check for?
by the sounds of it as you noticed is slipping at higher revs at that point its at a high load and once it starts slipping there its pretty worn, there is no point changing just the plate as it will wear out very quick,we always change the whole thing.
 

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If you still have good pedal pressure that suggests the pressure plate isn't an immediately obvious problem, since that resistance you feel on the pedal is the reaction force of the pressure plate finger springs. Your friction plate is more than likely the culprit, and it sounds as though you don't have many miles left in it at all, so I'd advise you to change it sharpish before you're left stranded somewhere with no drive.
 

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i already did end up stranded yesterday i towed my car back to my house adn this morning i took out my tranny and yea im gonna replace the entire clutch system
 

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i bought the car off a bunch of crooks tho that is for sure www.jdmtunersinc.com when i first bought the car after a quick test drive i quickly fell in love so i had to buy it but after the sales were finalized i drove out and made it not even 500 meters and the clutch went on it so i barely made it back and they said they would fix it and have it ready the next day but obviously they just tuned the clutch a bit tighter because the thing went not even a week later and now they refuse to have anything do with it saying it was my fault when they never even fixed it right in the first place
 

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Sorry to hear you didn't get around to changing it in time :( Just learn the lesson and move on matey, try not to get caught up being angry about it, sounds like you weren't exactly sold a stellar car though!
 

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there are loads of so-called clutch specialists to be found on the web , but beware as some will sell you inferior quality products.
have a look on the traders section on here and they will be able to point you in the right direction, and at the right price.
hope you get sorted and back on the road soon.
 

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Before you buy, I recommend that you take a brief glimpse into your crystal ball. Do you plan to increase the power at all in the near(ish) future? If so, it would be worth buying something up to the task of taking whatever that power may be NOW, rather than waiting three months and having to replace/upgrade it again :)
 

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Before you buy, I recommend that you take a brief glimpse into your crystal ball. Do you plan to increase the power at all in the near(ish) future? If so, it would be worth buying something up to the task of taking whatever that power may be NOW, rather than waiting three months and having to replace/upgrade it again :)
im sorry to hear that mate what a arse not wanting to help, as heeman said decide if yr going to increase the power first, Rising sun Perfpmance either pm them or ring england 01962773729 do a up-rated clutch kit for yr car, ive had one excelent to drive with and a fair price, they will probably post you one out, also the clutch comes complete with a flywheel as all do....good luck and keep us posted...keith :D
 

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alright guys thanks for the heads up im mostlyu concerned on just getting it fixed asap i need to get to work to afford the car in the first place let alone fix it so i dunno i have been lookin on ebay and on the auto trader here my local nissan dealership told me 3 weeks at $350 Canadian
 
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