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Well, after doing a search on clutch and pedal and sticks I've decided to run this by you guys and see what you think could be the problem... if it really is a problem to be concerned with.

Sometimes after shifting the clutch pedal will kind of "stick" as I'm letting it come back up. It isn't a "stuck" kind of thing, just a small spot of resistence as the pedal travels back up. It happens about 1/2 way of the pedal travel, and it doesn't happen all the time. It's really hard to describe better than that without letting someone just drive the car and feel it.

Has anyone had something like this happen to them, and if so, what ws the problem / how do you repair it? Is it something to worry about, or is this a normal cold temperature thing? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I think I had the same problem, but it seemed to go away on its own. Mine used to stick a little just after the clutch engaged. It was an annoyance to me, but caused no problem. Wish I could help, but I aint got a clue.

Check out this ricey honda!!!
 

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It's most likely the throwout bearing, but it could also be sheared friction material from the clutch disc.
 

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Devoted Darkling
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WICKEDDREW said:
It's most likely the throwout bearing, but it could also be sheared friction material from the clutch disc.
Thanks Drew.

[rant : on]

GREAT! Not only did I tank the 2nd gear syncro, but now I've screwed the throwout bearing and / or clutch disc! Mother [email protected]#ker!!! GREAT! FABULOUS! Someone take this car from me before I manage to absolutely kill it! ARRRGGGHHHH!!!

[rant : off]

With that said...

I guess we can have all of that looked at while the tranny is out having the syncro changed. Hopefully it's going to be nothing major, just a little material straying from the clutch disc, but to be safe I think I am going to officially ground the VR-4 for now. My brother thinks he can rebuild my tranny, I may get him to do it once I get the syncro in. I hope he's right...

I'd hate to have my VR-4 sitting in my parent's back yard next to my decaying Camaro for all eternity. :(
 

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I hope he's familiar with Mitsu trannies, esp. AWD ones. There are no service manuals for the Getrags. It's uncharted territory for most people except Kormex, etc.

You can always cart the tranny to Scott (Galant VR4) in Beaufort SC and get him to fix it w/ parts from Kormex. Email me if you want his email addy - I hate to give out other people's info without their permission.
 

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Devoted Darkling
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John M said:
I hope he's familiar with Mitsu trannies, esp. AWD ones. There are no service manuals for the Getrags. It's uncharted territory for most people except Kormex, etc.

You can always cart the tranny to Scott (Galant VR4) in Beaufort SC and get him to fix it w/ parts from Kormex. Email me if you want his email addy - I hate to give out other people's info without their permission.
It's just a tranny, right? Nothing arcane about it apart from a snooty company that does not want to support their product, AKAIK. If he digs in and can't do it, I'm sure we can get it back the way it was. He's real good about getting things apart and back together. But hey, if it falls to pieces I guess I can always buy another tranny from Kormex and bolt it right in? ;)

I might have a connection in NC that can rebuild it for me. I'm just exploring options right now. It'll be cheaper and faster to have my brother do it, but I don't have 100% confidence in him on this one. What to do, what to do...
 

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you can alway check the clutch fluid resevoir. i had a problem with my clutch doing the same thing and it progressed into the clutch not wanting to come back up at all and being way too easy to push down. so refilled the clutch fluid and it's fine.
 
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