[DML] Re: Clutch Slipping
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[DML] Re: Clutch Slipping

If the clutch is slipping there is not much you can do about it short
of removing the transmission and replacing the clutch. The clutch is
actuated by a hydraulic cylinder, the clutch itself is purely
mechanical. If you are replacing the clutch you should consider also
doing the following:

open the transmission and check the pins in the shifter forks,
especially the 1-2 shifter

reseal the transmission

check the 5th speed shifter fork to see if it is bent

replace the throw-out AND pilot bearings

replace the clutch slave cylinder (nad probably the master cylinder)

replace the clutch line (only if it is NOT the steel-braided one)

Replace the clutch plate AND pressure plate

Cut the flywheeel only if necessary

disassemmble, clean, relube, the 4 C/V joints and replace the boots.

As you can see this can get involved and expensive. If you are not
capable of this kind of work you will need to find a shop that can do
it for you. Parts are not a problem, the labor is. BTW once you do get
the car going then you will find other problems so you can't blow your
whole budget on the clutch! I would pull the transmission and the
clutch and see what is going on before I would order any parts. Maybe,
if the car was sitting a long time, things just need to be cleaned up
inside. I have seen where clutches get stuck just because of rust and
then slip. Once you take it all apart it will be obvious what you will
need and you can get all of this stuff fairly quickly from the
Delorean vendors.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cummil2dmc" <liam@...> wrote:
> I took delivery of my Delorean today from the shipping company so this 
> is my first e-mail of probaly many,
> The clutch is slipping alot ,
> I know that it is hydraulic with no adjustment ?
> Should I look for a replacement ?
> Thanks

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