Pressure Plate Overheated-Severe Hot Spots
Symptoms:
Clutch slips-does not hold vehicle power
Clutch chatters
Clutch wore out prematurely
Possible Causes:
Improper break-in procedure
Clutch excessively preloaded-improper adjustment
Excessive slipping from driving style
Solutions:
Replace clutch assembly
Inspect and resurface flywheel-replace if necessary
Adjust clutch pedal freeplay
Follow proper break-in procedure
Evaluate driving style

Worn Diaphragm Spring Fingers on Pressure Plate
Symptoms:
Difficult clutch engagement or disengagement-difficult shifting
Difficulty adjusting clutch pedal freeplay
Clutch slips-does not hold vehicle power
Clutch wore out prematurely
Possible Causes:
Improperly installed throwout bearing
Clutch excessively preloaded-improper adjustment
Solutions:
Replace throwout bearing with correct part and install properly
n Inspect transmission guide tube and bearing collar for wear-repair or replace if necessary
Adjust clutch pedal freeplay
Replace clutch assembly
Inspect and resurface flywheel-replace if necessary

Pressure Plate Drive Strap(s) Bent/Broken/Missing
Symptoms:
Difficult clutch engagement or disengagement-difficult shifting
Noise from clutch
Possible Causes:
Abusive downshifting
Using clutch as a brake to slow vehicle
Missed shifts
Solutions:
Replace clutch assembly
Inspect and resurface flywheel-replace if necessary
Evaluate driving style-avoid abusive downshifting

Pressure Plate Improperly Balanced
Symptoms:
Vibration from engine/transmission/shifter
Weight system shifted off center
Possible Causes:
Improper flywheel counterbalance
Improper hardware
Clutch improperly balanced
Flywheel improperly balanced
Solutions:
Verify flywheel counterbalance, if equipped
Use proper hardware-shouldered bolts or locating dowel pins to retain pressure plate to flywheel
Replace clutch assembly
Inspect, resurface, and balance flywheel-replace if necessary