3 problems with new clutch installation
Okay, so i bought an exedy clutch kit because the ring gear broke loose from the flywheel in my spec clutch, and the 3 bolts holding it in place completely devoured the spec flywheel and took some chunks out of my engine block. Now ive never done this kind of work before, but i decided that i could do it by myself (shame on me) and i replaced the clutch and flywheel myself. Ive run into three major problems, i kind of over looked the first and second one and hoped for the best, and thethird is a complete road block.
Problem 1-when i went to put the new exedy flywheel on, the bolt holes didnt line up, i may have been in too much of a hurry to get my car back on the road to try every position of the holes to see if they would line up i managed to get 6 of them on, with 2 of them being slightly crooked, thinking that would be enough to keep it in place. does the flywheel need to be in a specific position? or do you think exedy sent me a flywheel with mismatched holes? (im hoping its just me not doing it right)
Problem 2- when i was stabbing my transmission, in only slipped on part of the way, and i cranked it down the rest of the way with tightening the bolts mounting the transmission to the block. is that right? i wasnt sure, because in videos on different engines the transmission looks like it slides right up to the block. (i have the lsj engine, f35 trans) and on mine the slave cyl and the throwout bearing are one piece, and i wasnt sure if thats what was keeping it from sliding all the way up to the block, so like i said, i just tightened it down. was there a problem here? or is that normal?
Problem 3-after reassembling my car seemingly the right way(except for the 2 FW bolts of course) i went to go bleed the line to the slave cyl, when i got all the air out of the lines, i pumped the clutch pedal a few times and it got really stiff, like when you pump the brake pedal a few times when the car is off. eventually i pushed to hard on the clutch pedal and popped the clutch master cyl from the fire wall, any clues as to why my clutch pedal got really stiff like the brake lines?
please help, i miss my cobalt =[