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Ok here is the deal. I take the car into the stealership to get a host of mods put on (UUC flywheel, UUC motor/trans mounts, FG2's, UUC diff bushing). The problem starts with the flywheel/clutch install. I got the UUC flywheel and stock clutch kit. But instead of using the stock clutch disc I went with a Hays sprung clutch disc. They install it all up and say, hey you need a new transmission because of 6th gear vibration @ 70mph. So I wait 2 weeks to get a new tranny. It shows up and they install everything again. This time they can't get the car to go into gear. They tell me that the Hays disc could be causing the problem. I give them the new stock clutch disc back and the problem should be solved. They reinstall everything AGAIN and still can't get it to go into gear. They said they went step by step checking everything. They say they have a good clutch pedal and that the slave isn't leaking or losing pressure. At this point I'm running out of answers as to way this happening. That last thought I have is that they might have messed up the linkage assembly. The car goes into gear when motor is off but its not easy. Car will not go into gear at all when motor is on. Any guesses?
 

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More than likely its a reman with first a jacked up, like cadzilla stated welcome to the club. Its common to have first gear problems but they should swap the trans again. Obviously the hays clutch worked the first time they had the old trans in. The old trans shifted fine with only a vib in 6th? Your dealer is retarded.
 

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find a new dealer!
 

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I went down there today and lets just say things got heated. I could of got the car out of there and too another deal but only 1st and 3rd gear would only work and 3rd would slip if I hit the gas too much. Bottom line my car is F**ked the clutch pedal felt like swamp mud, soft as medical cotton and barley any rebound. 2nd and 4th gear were grinding when I tried to drive it. Took the shop foreman for a ride and he said he will be personally handling the situation himself blah blah I'll believe it when I see it.
 

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Slave Cylinder? I have a RAM slave i spent almost $1k on to find out it wont work, i'll still sell it to ya though ;) lol

Seriously though, could it be the slave? Air in the line? Although i guess this wouldnt contribute to it coming out of gear.
 

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Hmmm... Maybe they didn't put the correct pilot bearing (is that what it's called?) in the flywheel when they put it in so the tranny's input shaft is moving around out of alignment? Or maybe they put the wrong one in so the input shaft is locked to the flywheel so the clutch isn't actually releasing at all?
 

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4hrs later I get a message saying they have found the problem. They say the aftermarket UUC motor mounts are too tall and have pushed the motor up too high and that the drive shaft is hitting the housing. They claim they have a firm clutch pedal now that the motor is leveled out. Now I need to either call Luke and see whats up with the mounts or just have some new stockers slapped in.
 

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4hrs later I get a message saying they have found the problem. They say the aftermarket UUC motor mounts are too tall and have pushed the motor up too high and that the drive shaft is hitting the housing. They claim they have a firm clutch pedal now that the motor is leveled out. Now I need to either call Luke and see whats up with the mounts or just have some new stockers slapped in.
:hmm: don't you think others with UUC mounts would have had the same problem? unless yours like some others have failed???
 

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I think they are trying to blame it on something thats not really a problem. Even if that were the case, engine sitting high enough for the drive shaft to rub, how in the hell would that cause the clutch pedal to be spongy and not work correctly. My guess is they had a hydraulic problem the whole time and now they are tying to make themselves look better by saying they found a different problem. But thats just me.
 

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Yeah I agree with them trying to save face. I just got a message I need to go back down there and see what deal is.
 

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You should be able to tell just by looking at it if the driveshaft had an interference problem. That sounds pretty suspect to me... If that was the issue, you'd think they would hear all kinds of noise when it was moving. Not only that, but how would that effect the feel of the clutch pedal??? Everything is bolted together solid, so the engine, bellhousing and tranny should be a straight line even if that straight line is pointed up or down because of the motor mounts. So I can't see how that would effect the throwout bearing's operation...
 
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