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Ok, About 10k mi. ago I installed an ACT 2100 in my 01 GS. It has been a little stiff, but no major probs.

Today while driving on the freeway, I went to downshift into fourth, and I heard a clunk (sort of a breaking sound) and I lost ALL clutch pressure. I pulled over, clutch hydraulic system looked good, but the release fork was completely loose. I could move it up, down, back, forth, IN!, OUT! As I was 60 mi. from home I had to have it towed to an out of town Pepboys. Hopefully I won't have to pay out the ass for labor.

Question: what do you think is wrong? Is it the release bearing? release fork pivot? Did the release fork itself break? Also, was this caused by the increased pressure from the ACT clutch? Has anyone had this problem, looking for input.
 

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First of all you say you cant shift into any gear. I know what the problem is I think. If you remove your battery and battery tray about 6 bolts. Under there is the shifter linkage. There are two rubber bushings there. Those were out and sometimes the linkage cables will slip of the bushing. Thus you cannot shift into gears. I would check if that's not your problem.
 

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It could also be worn/broken fingers in the pressure plate.
I just put in ACT 2100 10k mi. ago, I hope it's not the pressure plate.
First of all you say you cant shift into any gear. I know what the problem is I think. If you remove your battery and battery tray about 6 bolts. Under there is the shifter linkage. There are two rubber bushings there. Those were out and sometimes the linkage cables will slip of the bushing. Thus you cannot shift into gears. I would check if that's not your problem.
The shifter/cables/trans seem fine, I am able to shift gears with engine off. The problem (seems) to be clutch related.
 

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Thanks for the link fasteclipse00, I don't think I've seen that before. Looks like i'll be paying out the ass for Pepboys to replace some inexpensive parts. If it had happened closer to home I would have tackled it myself, but I guess I'm sol.
 

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I have the same problem when i drive for long time!

When it happens i have to pull over and let it cool down for a few min then it works fine as long as i drive below 60 otherwise i lose all presure on the pedal any one have any ideas???
 

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I have the same problem when i drive for long time!

When it happens i have to pull over and let it cool down for a few min then it works fine as long as i drive below 60 otherwise i lose all presure on the pedal any one have any ideas???
Sounds like your clutch is getting too hot or has improper cooling.
 

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I just talked to Pepboys, they said that the fork is broken. they also want to replace the slave and master cylinder. They gave me a ballpark figure of $800 - $1100. $1100 if they have to replace the clutch. Now I'm considering having it towed 60 mi. to my house and doing it myself. Any idea how much towing would cost?
 

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Well I called Pepboys, told them "don't touch!":nono: I'm gona bring my eclipse back on a trailer and do the work myself. Thanks for the idea guys, I don't know why I didn't think of that. Looks like the release fork is available online for only $36. I'm also gona replace the release bearing $25, and probably rebuild the slave and master cylinders, $10 and $26. $200 (including trailer) sounds much better than $1000, even with all the time it will take me.:bigthumb:
 

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Well yesterday I rented a trailer and towed my eclipse home. Now I just have to rip it apart. As I thought, the release fork was the problem. It is split right in half !



Is it possible that the pressure from my after-market clutch caused this, or is it more likely that it was failing anyway? Has anyone else had this problem? I'm just wondering if the replacement will break before long as well. what do you guys think?
 

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Ok, About 10k mi. ago I installed an ACT 2100 in my 01 GS. It has been a little stiff, but no major probs.

Today while driving on the freeway, I went to downshift into fourth, and I heard a clunk (sort of a breaking sound) and I lost ALL clutch pressure. I pulled over, clutch hydraulic system looked good, but the release fork was completely loose. I could move it up, down, back, forth, IN!, OUT! As I was 60 mi. from home I had to have it towed to an out of town Pepboys. Hopefully I won't have to pay out the ass for labor.

Question: what do you think is wrong? Is it the release bearing? release fork pivot? Did the release fork itself break? Also, was this caused by the increased pressure from the ACT clutch? Has anyone had this problem, looking for input.
When paying to fix the cltuch ( AND NOT PEP BOYS) it is cheaper in the long run to replace the whole clutch system completebecause of the billing time to just open up the transmission. How many miles are of the clutch in this vehicle? I put in lifetime clutches from Pep Boys due to them exchanging without any problems. The heavy duty clutch system complete is under $200. and then I buy the rest of the parts from the dealer( like the clutch fork).
 

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