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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:24 AM
So, I've finally got around to trying to get my Subaru road worthy. It's an EA81 with 4sp dr. When I bought it the transaxle was messed up so I got another one and it and some clutch pieces which were installed by the person who sold me the car. I've played around with the adjusting nuts and the hill holder but the clutch has never really felt right.
Right now, while the car is off, the clutch is kinda hard to press and after it is depressed the pedal sort of dangles there. I can get the pedal back to the original position by manually pulling the clutch fork towards the front of the vehicle.
I was able to drive the car but I made a few more adjustments to the cable and now the car is difficult to get in and out of gear without using some force.
Since I'm not really experienced in this I would like to get some input on how to go about troubleshooting this in a more methodical way to prevent accidental damage to the components.
Any ideas for what potential problems could be occuring that I could research?
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:38 PM
Clutch cable should run under the steering column and heater hoses once it passes into the engine compartment.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:33 PM
The other thing it could be is a very low/worn clutch disc, less meat makes the clutch pressure plate move in further to provide the clamping force - thus less movement on the fork and ultimately the clutch pedal.
All the best with it
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:04 AM
Some additional background information that I probably should have mentioned earlier...
I bought a Sachs clutch kit from O'Reilly's and my friend that installed it said that it wasn't the correct one. So then I did some research on the forum and bought the Exedy 15008 clutch kit. What's inside is some combination of the two kits and from looking at my spare parts it looks like what's in there is the Exedy pressure plate w/ the Sachs clutch disc. Not sure what throw out bearing is in it. It's been a few months and I can't remember the exact reason why it's like this.
So I would think that the clutch/pressure plate are okay unless you can't mix and match the kits.
I can give the return spring a try. I'm temped to attempt to remove it to see what's going on.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:49 AM
I have had issues working on other vehicles, and using a mix of clutch components.
Throw-out bearing could be hanging on the trans sleeve,
clutch disc could be hanging on the splines of the input shaft.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:07 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:44 AM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:24 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:54 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:20 PM
I bought a Sachs clutch kit from O'Reilly's and my friend that installed it said that it wasn't the correct one. So then I did some research on the forum and bought the Exedy 15008 clutch kit.
15008 is an EA82 5spd kit.
The PP will bolt to the flywheel, but the EA81 step is not the same, so that may be the disengagement issue.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:58 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:08 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:06 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:35 PM
It's an '86 hatch with an EA81. The transmission I believe came off a brat. It's a 4sp d/r.
Hmm.. Did later model EA81s ever come with larger flywheels? I guess I can put it back together with the clutch from the 15001 kit and the pressure plate from the 15008.. Although that's similar to how it was before. Will that work?
I have a picture below of the different kits.
For the pressure plates from left to right.
Sach, FJC504 (15001), FJC513 (15008)
and the clutches from left to right.
Sach, FJD001U (15001), FJD006U (15008)
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
You have a serious mix of 2WD and 4WD clutch parts there. '86 should have the 225mm clutch set but you can't use the 15008 disc because that's a 5MT spline. You need a 225mm 4MT spline disc.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:05 PM
I was able to find a couple of sites that listed 15003 that had the correct clutch size but they did not have them available. I'll continue searching at lunch time.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:43 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:55 PM
It appears as though Exedy has abandoned that product.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:29 AM
Thank you for your interest in Exedy products. The 15003 clutch kit has the disc that you would need (21Tx7/8” and 225mm OD) and the pressure plate shares the same bolt circle pattern of the FJC513, unfortunately that kit has been discontinued and we have 0 kits left in stock. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
Yet one more reason to upgrade to the 5 D/R. As if the 4 speed alone wasn't enough
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