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I finally finished my clutch install, it was more work than I thought but it saved me a lot of $ in the end. Everything is installed and working but I have 2 questions.
First I adjusted my clutch cable as tight as it can go but my clutch still is a bit loose. It dosen't engage till almost halfway down. Is there any other way to adjust my clutch?
Second can anyone tell me where the ground cable (black-yellow I believe) from the battery is supposed to be attached?
 

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if you drove yor car hard (shifting hard,dumping the clutch)until the clutch went out your cable is streched and needs to be replaced.
 

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if you drove yor car hard (shifting hard,dumping the clutch)until the clutch went out your cable is streched and needs to be replaced.
I did drive it hard sometimes, and I think that this probably is the problem.



The ground cable goes on one of the front transmission bolts.
So it should go to a front tranny->engine bolt? I imagine it dosen't matter which one as long as the cable reaches, right?


Also how long is the break in period for a new clutch? I've heard anywhere from 250-500 miles.

Thanks for the help
 

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It can go to either of the front trans to motor bolts. Depending on the clutch it can take 500 to as much as 1500 miles if you use a segmented kevlar disc.
 

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I'm only using the stock disc, what break in period would that have?
 

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My cable was way long after I put my clutch & flywheel in so I had to add some washers to the cable.Mind you this is after I bought a new cable.Because I figured the old one was stretched.
 

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My cable was way long after I put my clutch & flywheel in so I had to add some washers to the cable.Mind you this is after I bought a new cable.Because I figured the old one was stretched.
So did you need the washers after installing the new cable? I'm confused.
 

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I had to use washers even after I put the new cable on.I'm going to shim it when I get time so I can take the washers off.
If you do a search there are a few people with this same problem about a month or so ago.
 

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It took me a really long time. I did it over the course of 3 days, but I took a lot of breaks. Overall it probably took me over 10 hours. It could be done much quicker though. If I had a better way of removing/installing the transmission I could have saved a lot of time. I used a floor jack, and wasted a lot of time getting the transmission back in.
 

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I plan on installing my ACT clutch today and was just looking at your thread. Any other tips i can use to save time?
The only thing I can thing of is on putting the transmission back in. It took me forever to get this done with just a floor jack. Doing this another way would save time, with an engine lift or something.
 

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All i have is a floor jack. Damn that sucks. Well i have two of them. One is supporting the oil pan and engine, the other is supporting the loose tranny right now. It got too late and will finish tommorrow.
 

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i just bought an exedy clutch kit. and i have a jdm motor waiting to go in. so i was trying to put the new stuff in, but i cant figure out where this little ring goes. the box came with 5 things. pressure plate. clutch, throw back berring, alinement tool, and this little ring. that i cant figure out where it goes, their wasnt one on my tranny or motor. can anyone tell me where it goes? and also if i really have to resurface the flywheel, cause it doesnt look bad, its only got like 30k miles.
 

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that "ring" is an input shaft pilot bearing. Unfortunately the input shafts in our transmissions aren't long enough to engage a pilot bearing. I don't know why it is included in a lot of clutch kits (even OEM kits) because we cant even use it.
-dave
 

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thanks cause i didnt want to put it all together and it not work. what about resurfacin the flywheel. it doesnt look worn out at all. should i still get it done?
 
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