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Lerejet

Help! Clutch Stinks, Leaking Fliud And Hard To Shift

I was doing some burn outs tonight and after the last one It became hard to shift in any gear. I drove home about 5 miles and when I parked in the garage there was fluid dripping down from the clutch and a heavy smell of burnt clutch. Now Granted I have 550 HP to the rear wheels with a Vortech and a solid drive shaft and axles 2010 5.7 r/t. What should I look at first then second to trouble shoot this problem. The brake fluid reservoir is full.

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Just thought I'd update. Yes it was the throw out bearing. The covering of the throw out bearing was ripped and the bearing looked as if s washed it out in a solvent tank. I pulled out the clutch and flywheel. The flywheel was burnt so I had it turned down. Then I replaced the old clutch with a new McLead clutch. Wasn't to bad a job with no lift and alone under the car. Then I changed and flushed the brake fluid with EXP 600 PLUS and pumped the clutch 300 times. The transmission fluid was changed with Royal Purple SYNCHROMAX . Now the problem is it doesn't shift as smooth as before. Especially from first to second and second to third and back down. The clutch  is engaging depressing the clutch peddle in about 2 inches. The manual states possible wrong fluid. I was wondering if I needed a shim behind the throw out bearing. in exchange for what was removed from the flywheel. Any experience or thoughts on this?

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Very possibly to much air gap between the throw out bearing & pressure plate, check with Mclead and see how much air gap they recommend and make sure it is right first off. 50/50 chance the people have just bolted them in and they work or not.

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