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Old 11-28-2010, 10:11 AM
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Clutch problems

Originally Posted by tnsmith10
well actually, between the 6 and a 307 v-8 with the same auto trans, they take the same flex-plate and starter combo. and the same setup can be used on a 4.3 v-6 as well, so that would lead me to believe the difference is in the thickness of the flywheel, or the space from the back of the engine to the face of the flywheel between the 2 motors. shame the flywheel from the astrovan wont work, cause the back of the crank is different. if they wernt, i think if you couldve used it, you would have never run into your problem.
either way, im just happy for you on getting it working.
Yes i checked my flywheel and the V8 flywheel and mine is thicker, this would have made a bit of difference. But i got it to work, and it works great. Thank you all for your help. These problems can sometimes be fun to get right, but i just kept trying. Now to get my floor put back in as the 5 speed sits higher than the old 3 speed. So have some sheetmetal work to do now, but i got all winter if my eye just holds out. Hanks again for all the help.

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Old 12-28-2010, 02:58 PM
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clutch probelms too

I just posted a problem and I think mine is the same as yours. I didn't connect the two right away because I am using a hydraulic setup. But basically I still can't get enough travel to disengage the clutch disc. I am also using a t5 tranny out of an s10 and an 11inch astro clutch. SO I am going to pull my tranny and see if my clutch is binding like yours was.

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