The purpose of this section is to help you choose the proper McLeod Clutch, answer basic installation questions, help with troubleshooting current clutch issues and other important topics.
Please remember that this section is for reference only. Your vehicle is unique. The way you drive it is unique.
1. Oil or grease on the clutch facings.
2. Worn or damaged clutch linkage, leaf springs, bushings, mounts, u-joints, cv joints, engine mounts, transmission mounts.
3. A flywheel that has not been resurfaced properly, has hot spots, has excessive run-out and or incorrect flywheel step.
4. Pressure plate or disc that are bent.
5. Defective pressure plate and or disc.
6. An engine that is not tuned properly.
7. A disc that either lacks enough marcel or has no marcel at all.
1. A clutch assembly that is worn or failing.
2. Oil or grease on friction surfaces.
3. A clutch that is not designed to hold the amount of power being made.
4. A clutch not designed for the type of diving being done i.e. using a clutch designed for the street at the track.
5. Improper clutch adjustment.
1. Clutch disc binding on input shaft.
2. Worn or damaged or improperly adjusted clutch linkage.
3. Improperly bled or faulty hydraulics.
4. Flywheel improperly surfaced, machined too thin or not resurfaced before new clutch was installed.
5. Damaged or bent pressure plate and or disc.
6. Clutch disc hub hitting the flywheel bolts.
7. Improper clutch disc thickness.
8. Bent input shaft.
9. Damaged or stretched cable.
10. Clutch fork geometry not correct due to deeper than factory bellhousing, flywheel being too thin, ball stud being improperly adjusted.
11. Pilot bushing binding, worn or improperly installed.
12. Throw out bearing collar worn or damaged.
1. Shifter installed improperly or shifter linkage improperly adjusted or damaged.
2. Misaligned bellhousing.
3. Wrong fluid type used in transmission.
4. Worn transmission parts i.e. synchro gears and or bent fork.
5. Pilot bushing worn or binding on input shaft.
Yes. The pins help to ensure proper alignment of the pressure plate and add strength.
The biggest factors in clutch life are the way it is used and the output of the engine. McLeod Clutches are designed for maximum life but that life can be shortened by using much stickier tires than stock, stop and go driving, track use, tries of larger diameter and other factors that place added stress on the clutch.
1. Change the pilot bearing.
2. Break the clutch in according to the instructions provided.
3. Ensure proper bellhousing alignment.
4. Resurface the flywheel.
5. Inspect the entire clutch system including hydraulics and linkage.
We would like to see 500-600 miles of stop & go city driving. With no drag racing or dyno tuning. Make sure to drive in stop & go city driving to actuate the clutch 1200 to 1500 times. You can drive the car 600 miles on the interstate and only shift the car 5 or 6 times and not break in the clutch.