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I just installed my factory clutch disk with the RPS blue pressure plate, and my car wont go into gear when running. I dont think its the pedal adjustment as the slave cylinder is getting good travel. I initally thought the stock disk was in backwards however after tearing everything back down it appears the stock disk can only go in one way or else the pressure plate bolts wont reach the flywheel, I have the longer tapered center section of the clutch facing the flywheel. Is there something stupid I could have done wrong here?
 

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I had a similar problem after installing my clutch and flywheel. Make sure you have a little free play when the clutch pedal is not pressed. You should be able to push lightly on it with your hand and it should move a small amount (maybe 5-10mm,I think the book says)before it starts to push against fluid pressure. If not, you will need to adjust the clutch. You may have to adjust both the cylinder travel (behind the pedal) and the limit switch (in front of the pedal). Mine was tight all the way against the switch and I had to adjust it back. It took a little bit of fiddling to get it right. Be careful if you adjust the cylinder side, that you don't extend the rod too far (make sure there are sufficient threads engaged) or it will pull out and strip the threads. I hope this isn't too confusing. Also, I think after a little wear the parts will seat and it will free up some additional adjustment.
 
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I dunno, but did u use the extra snap rings includeded w/the rps kit?



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I can't answer the questions about the install... but what I can tell you is, I had this EXACT problem on my car with the RPS Stage 3. It just wouldn't completely disengage... If I raised the rear end of the car and then started the motor, I could put the clutch to the floor and put it in gear and the rear wheels would start turning slightly.

Assuming the adjustment is already fine.... normally this would mean something's wrong with your hydraulics.... I went and had the entire clutch hydraulics system replaced under warranty at the dealer (slave cylinder, master cylinder, rubber clutch line, etc...) Didn't fix the problem. So I had the throwout bearing, pilot bearing, snap rings, and clutch disc replaced. Still had the problem.

Then I had the pressure plate replaced. That fixed the problem. It was a bad pressure plate all along. :mad:

Just FYI... it really could be ANY one of these things I mentioned above.........

Andi
 

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The problem you have is that you might have missed one of the bolts on the pressure plate. When i installed my TRD (same as rps), I missed a bolt so the pressure plate was never fully seated. I over adjusted the clutch pedal to work. I drove it like that for about 3k miles. I then woudl get some oscillation so i deciede to take a look at it. And wala the pressure plate was not fully seated. Its easy to miss one of those bolts if your alone under the car and have no one to turn the crank for you. Let us know what you find.
 

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Mighty Mouse said:
The problem you have is that you might have missed one of the bolts on the pressure plate. When i installed my TRD (same as rps), I missed a bolt so the pressure plate was never fully seated. I over adjusted the clutch pedal to work. I drove it like that for about 3k miles. I then woudl get some oscillation so i deciede to take a look at it. And wala the pressure plate was not fully seated. Its easy to miss one of those bolts if your alone under the car and have no one to turn the crank for you. Let us know what you find.
This is a possibility for him, I don't know.. but I can guarantee that was NOT the problem on my car.

Andi
 
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