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Old 06-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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1967 Camaro - Trans Issue???

I have a '67 Camaro with a 454 in it. Lately, something seems wrong when I drive it. When I take off from a stand still, it takes off verrrryy slow (just creeps along) for a few car lengths, then gets going. Then, when I shift gears, it just doesn't seem right (it's almost like the RPMs are too high after I shift). I'm thinking it is something with the transmission. Anyone have any idea or any suggestions on what's wrong? The engine, itself, starts up fine and sounds fine. It's to the point where I'm afraid to drive it because I don't want anything bad to happen.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Im no expert, but Id say if your getting good throttle response from the motor in park/neutral and it rev's/idles fine, then I'd start with the tranny and work your way down the drivetrain?

Hope you figure it out man, sorry to hear shes bein sluggish!
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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clutch may be toast? Have you checked the adjustment?
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Sound like the clutch is shot or needs adjusting. Do you have any free play with the clutch pedal?
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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Sound like the clutch is shot or needs adjusting. Do you have any free play with the clutch pedal?
Not too sure what you mean (I'm don't know a ton about the automotive end of cars, just the basics). But I haven't noticed any difference in the way the clutch feels.

I've also noticed a burning smell sometimes. It's not constant, but I do smell it sometimes.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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With the clutch pedal all the way up. Apply a slight pressure to the pedal it should move at least an inch to 2 inches before you feel resistance.
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With the clutch pedal all the way up. Apply a slight pressure to the pedal it should move at least an inch to 2 inches before you feel resistance.
There is resistance the whole time. It's been that way since I start driving it about 7-8 years ago.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #8
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The clutch may have worn. Sounds like it needs to be adjusted.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #9
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Clutch adjustment

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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After doing some more research, using the insight you guys have provided, it seems to be a worn-out clutch. Does anyone have any idea how much that would cost to get fixed on a 454 engine? Just a ballpark range.

And would it cause anymore damage if I drive it about 3 miles to a shop to get it fixed, or would it be better to get it towed?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #11
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After doing some more research, using the insight you guys have provided, it seems to be a worn-out clutch. Does anyone have any idea how much that would cost to get fixed on a 454 engine? Just a ballpark range.

And would it cause anymore damage if I drive it about 3 miles to a shop to get it fixed, or would it be better to get it towed?
If the clutch is getting replaced more damage won't hurt anything. Always make sure there is at least 7/8 inch of free play in your clutch pedal. Meaning its super easy to push for almost an inch before it has any pressure against your foot.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Make sure they resurface the flywheel when they are in there. Depending on the clutch you chose pricing for a disc and pressure plate 250.00 to 500.00 figure about 400.00 for labor
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