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Old 10-13-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Starter chatter (put new fw and clutch)!

Hey there.

Today i finally finished the job (UUC FW kit). Had some trouble putting the transmission back in, it wouldn't go in all the way. I believe it was because i had to install the slave cylinder in first (stripped the stud and dealer didn't have one in stock so i used a hex bolt) and i had to pull the transmission in towards the engine with the e-torx bolts. In the process the metal gasket that's between the engine and transmission got moved (i think) and now when i start the car it sounds like metal sheet rubbing against metal. REALLY LOUD. I think its just the starter misaligned. Thoughts?

Also took the CDV out and now the clutch feels like spring loaded like you press it in it wants to come out really quick. (Bouncy feel) Is that normal with this kit or do i have air in the system?

Anyone else had similar issue? Thoughts?

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Old 10-14-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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Really man the only way you will know is by taking it apart and reinspecting everything. No matter what it is, you are going back in. But yeah sounds like metal is rubbing.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:28 PM   #5
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Really man the only way you will know is by taking it apart and reinspecting everything. No matter what it is, you are going back in. But yeah sounds like metal is rubbing.
Ah i don't want to open it again it was a PITA doing it on jack stands.
Maybe i can get the starter out without removing the transmission and have a look at what's rubbing against it. It's my daily so i won't be able to check that anytime soon. Will have to keep driving like this.

From the sound it seems like the metal shield is touching the starter teeth but how is that possible the shield is about 1.5 inches away from the starter teeth. I wonder if its cuz i haven't bled the clutch yet (took out cdv) but that would make shifting very rough which isn't the case.

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Old 10-23-2015, 03:37 PM   #7
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Fixed!

The starter dowel pin hole didn't let the pin go in all the way so the starter was crooked.

Removed the intake with the intake boots and the cabin filter assembly to take the starter out, made the hole bigger (ZentRose from youtube's idea) and it lined up perfectly..
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So, which was more work, taking off the intake manifold and starter or the transmission?
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So, which was more work, taking off the intake manifold and starter or the transmission?
I didn't take the manifold off. Just the filter and boots.
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I didn't take the manifold off. Just the filter and boots.
Hey are you still on fanatics site I have the exact same issue with the starter however mine isn't even close enough to get my car to turn over
I am wondering what tools you used for the starter bolts from the top just a socket and ratchet?
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As a tip, never pull the trans to the engine with the bell housing bolts. It should slide evenly together. You are asking for problems, like broken clutch parts, and risk damage to the input shaft. If it's not sliding on its own accord, it could also cause the clutch disk to bind on the input shaft, preventing disengagement of the clutch. You should have pulled it back apart to inspect and reinstall.

I would say you got lucky. Phone a friend next time.
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