Well a few days ago I put my tranny back together and put the tranny back on the motor. The motor/tranny is outside of the motor on an engine hoist. While cleaning the engine and tranny I decided to play around with the Release Shaft for the clutch. As i was f*cking around with it. I noticed that there was no tension on it and I never touched the release bearing at all while disassemling and assemling the tranny. Is it supposed to be like that?
Yeah, dont worry about it. There is going to be some play at the bottom of it that you adjust out with the clutch cable.
Its really really loose like its just hanging there with nothing holding it back through the whole range of the release shaft. When I pull up the furthest of the range of the release shaft, I hear a very faint metallic noise like the bearing is hitting against the teeth of the pressure plate. I’m really just paranoid because someone said its supposed to be pretty stiff with a tiny bit of play at the bottom but thats not the case.
BTW I have an ACT Xteme pressure plate
It is only moving up as far as the release bearing will slide on the input shaft and then it will stop when it hits the pressure plate. It sounds like it will be alright to me, and dont even try to depress that pressure plate by using your hands on the release arm, that is one stiff mofo.
It sounds alright to me, but you will know for sure when the time of the install comes around.
Coo, thanks for giving your time to give my 'noid self peace of mind! haha
No problem, have fun with the swap and just hopt it starts on the first crank.