1995 Geo Tracker clutch

Tiny
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  • 1995 GEO TRACKER
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1995 Geo Tracker 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 220 k miles

My clutch keeps acting up, seeems like the cable keeps stretching.
I adjust the clutch cable and slowly the clutch misadjusts. After a bit of driving (few km) the clutch will not fully disengage. After a while I have to shut the ignition off, put it in first gear, clutch in start car it lurches fwd. It doesn't completely disengage.
If the clutch was wearing out wouldn't it start slipping?
It behaves as if the cable adjusting lock nut is turning back out.
Is it possible for the cable to stretch for some reason?
I replaced rhe clutch a couple of years ago(aftermarket)
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 11:47 AM

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Tiny
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Actually, I doubt the clutch cable would be stretching that quickly. To me it sounds like a bad pressure plate. Does the problem seem to happen after the engine is warm or does it do it cold too? IF the springs in the pressure plate are weak, the problem will get worse the warmer it gets. As far as a bad clutch, they don't always slip, and the clutch disc isn't always the problem.
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Yes the clutch problem happens after the vehicle warms up, Thanks for your quick reply. Jim
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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Jim:
Based on your description, I have a feelng the pressure plate is weak.
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 11:43 PM
Tiny
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Well I've installed a new Exidy clutch, seem OK I'll give it a longer run to see if it's OK.
The Exidy feels smoother, Thanks again, I'm 78 and crawling under a car with a homemade transmission jack isn't the easiest thing to do. I don't know if I'll be able to do this stuff when I get old. Lol Jim
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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I hope I can do it at 78. At 45, I feel like I'm dieing.
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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OH! OH! The new clutch started doing the same thing again. Think I'll try replacing the cable. The parts dealer suggested it might be the firewall giving some when it's warmed up.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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I question that, but stranger things have happened. Let me know the outcome.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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I changed the cable, don't think that was the problem.
There is no way I believe the firewall flexes, but and this is a big BUT, while I was under the car I noticed that the heat shield on the exhaust before the catalytic converter, had deteriorated away next to the clutch housing.
The temperature has been in the 30's (C) and with some spirited driving, I think the housing got too hot, I put some heat shield (dryer exhaust) over that part of the exhaust, to see if that will make a difference.
The way I see it, you were correct in the heat on the pressure plate.
Hope I've learned something in the process. Lol
Thanks again, we live and learn (I hope). Jim
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 11:27 PM
Tiny
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Jim:
That is great news. Let us know if you have questions in the future, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 11:55 PM

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