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benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Hey guys im sure there is a thread about this but i just bought a 2006 VE Clubby, its has done 80,000km. The only problem i have is that the cluck sticks to the floor and i have to physicly pull it back with my foot. It still goes in gear tho, it only happens if i drive it hard out of a corner and try to be quick with the shifting. It doesnt really stick it just doesnt come back. Once i pull it back with ease, ill press the clutch again but it just seems like im pushing air. Like there is a fair bit of play so i have to pump it again to get pressure back in there!! Sorry if i dont make any sense, its hard to explain.

Cheers

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 09:44 PM
If any one has had this problem what did you do to fix it? And would a new clutch fix this problem?

Cheers

vip_holden
20-04-2012, 09:57 PM
As a 1st year apprentice my guess would either the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder is bypassing, like the fluid i leaking past the seals? Just a guess

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 10:11 PM
Thanks vip_holden for the info mate! What does that mean i should do? can i get it fixed? roughly how much would that cost or should i just get a new one??

Cheers

HSV99
20-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Hey mate, here's a thread from a local forum on how to fix the sticking VE clutch.

http://www.holdencommodoreclub.com.au/showthread.php?t=7836&highlight=clutch

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Cheers HSV99, I cant see the thread as i wasn't a member for that site. so i just signed up just then. So it'll prob take a day or two to get back to me then i can check out the thread. i just hope it wont cost much to fix ay.

Mzsammi
20-04-2012, 10:42 PM
mines done it twice mine is a 06 clubsport. apparently its a common issue. can put a new clutch in or just deal with it and baby it ... if your car is anything like mine thats gonna be the least of your worrys :)

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 10:49 PM
Really? What other problems do you have Mzsammi? I want to get the clutch sorted as its bloody anoying when you just wanna give it a boot every now and then it just does that. I have a VE SV6 also and that has never missed a beat. The clutch in that has never done what the Clubby has done.

Cheers

Mzsammi
20-04-2012, 10:52 PM
sending u a Private message now

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Thanks mate, i hope i can get this issue fixed.

vip_holden
20-04-2012, 11:18 PM
If u do end up changing the clutch get a ls7 one as its rated for more hp

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 11:28 PM
Thanks HSV99 that was a real big help. I just checked out your link, As vip_holden said it could be a problem with the master or the slave or just the whole clutch in general. Ill take the clubby to a mechanic to see what he says. Fingers crossed i get this sorted, then ill be a happy chap.

Cheers guys

macca33
20-04-2012, 11:29 PM
It is a known issue for the E-Series. The VE uses a plastic slave cylinder, which isn't up to the task - putting a pre-VE slave in fixes it.

Look up 'Autowerks' in Sydney and speak to Sonny - he'll offer you some advice.

cheers

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 11:31 PM
vip_holden would that still have the same issues as the clutch i have now or are the two clutches totally different? And do you have a rough idea of how much that would cost to be installed too?

Chhers mate

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Thanks macca ill give them a call tomorow see what they say mate

moray066
20-04-2012, 11:32 PM
From what I have been told this is a common problem with the VE clutch, not sure if it is isolated to V8 models but from what I have been told an LS7 clutch won't fix your problem, go see a clutch specialist, I use Western brake and clutch, I had a brief conversation with them when I bought the car, they told me that all will do that at some point, I'm sure I read on this forum somewhere someone said the issue is with the pressure plate. Look don't get me wrong, I have the LS7 clutch in my car and it's been fine for me, feels great, BUT I have only done 2k in my car, clutch has done 40k. I would get it sorted properly so you never have to worry. Good luck and let us know what you do and the result.

benyoman_27
20-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Yeah mate ill start looking around for a clutch specialist around Newcastle area, it would be great if i could find some one or some thing that will fix the problem for the E-series. Not to sure if its isolated to the v8's either but i still own the VE SV6 and even when i give that a boot it does'nt do what the clubby does. Moray ill get back to you on this issue as it would help out alot of E-series owners problems. Thanks mate

220isenator
21-04-2012, 06:36 PM
Try these guys in Newcastle. Quality service...

http://www.truelocal.com.au/business/streamline-automotive/warners-bay

Jetterberg
21-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Yeah I agree 220i senator,I take my maloo there for everything good blokes very informative

benyoman_27
22-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Thanks guys ill go see them during the week see what they say, hope the news is all good and its a nice easy cheap fix :-) fingers crossed. I'll upload some pics of me new baby soon too i keep forgetting as all I'm doing is driving it every were.

Cheers

v8clubbiemike
23-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Hey, did you ever find a solution to this, im having the exact same problem.

benyoman_27
23-05-2012, 10:10 AM
Nah not yet mate, I'm gonna head down to our main performance shop here in Newcastle an see what they say an even give sonny a call in Sydney, I'm not to sure what's wrong but it's bloody anoying ay, can't drive the car hard at all, but when I do find out mate I'll be straight back on here. Hope it's an easy fix, if not I hope a new clutch will fix the issue.

Cheers ben

daveb92
26-06-2012, 10:41 PM
When was the clutch fluid last bled mate?

benyoman_27
27-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Ah shit i dunno mate I have had a look at the clutch fluid and it does look pretty gunky/dirty. i only bought it about a month an a half ago an haven't got it serviced or anything yet. Could that fix the problem? sorry guys an girls i have taken so long to sort this issue out, I still havent taken it to get it sorted as I'm working alot an don't really have time to take it in to get fixed. Ill defentely get back on here once i have.

fatass88
27-06-2012, 09:08 PM
my ve gts is doing the same thing,spoke to sam at sams performance and its definetly the standard clutch and slave cylinder that causes the problem.he says he puts the vy slave cylinder in them and quoted me $2k for a npc clutch with new slave cylinder etc etc drive in drive out.will be getting the car done in 2 weeks time as well as a trutrac and 4:11 diff gears.

badnuz
17-09-2012, 02:48 PM
i have the same issues, did the new clutch/slave fix it fatass88?

fatass88
19-09-2012, 05:34 PM
Yes it definetly fixed it you can give it a hard time and it works perfectly also my mate just bought a gts with exactly the same problem and took it to sams last week to get the same clutch,slave cylinder done and he is over the moon with it,its a must do as the stock clutch etc are useless.

GTS-213
20-09-2012, 07:41 PM
The earlier VE"s mainly had that problem and I am certain they fixed the issue in the E3, My mates girlfriend has a 07 VE SS and the thing used to do it mainly on take off with load on it like taking off from a hill. It got replaced with a kit bought from western clutch services at st marys and it has not had the issue since

benyoman_27
26-06-2013, 06:37 AM
Hey guys an girls, long time no posts. Any way I finally got my clutch issues sorted, been doin a fare bit of research an workin a fare bit that's why I've only just got it sorted. So I bought a brand new clutch kit from doug at NPC in brissy, it was a copper mix clutch kit with a braided master to slave line. An so far so good :-) put it in about a month ago an there has been no issues what so ever, I'm pretty sure the braided line has fixed the issue. So yeah guys, I've sorted it out, an I'm cheering, Keep your eyes out on youtube for a few nice videos soon (Burnouts) ;-) lol. Thanks for all your input guys an girls much appreciated I've got another issue now with my lifter now I think, but I'll start another thread. Cheers

grange250
26-06-2013, 05:18 PM
Have a Falcon ute as a "to the dump etc" vehicle. We have done 19,000 Km in four years and had it 'serviced' three times prior to the last one. This was done correctly and after changing brake fluid, clutch fluid and diff oil, it is virtually a different vehicle. The fluids may not need to be changed as frequently as the manual suggests but always have them inspected. This was a quick fix and 'personality change' to the vehicle.

zigaus001
05-07-2013, 08:44 PM
hi Benyoman,

This is my first post just joined sorry if I stuff something up

Has this problem been fixed ?? as I know it to well my GTS 6.2 started doing this after only 8000km old.
long story short I had the pedal box, clutch plate replaced under warranty with the w427 set up as this became the standard with the manual e2 series (from ve1 to e2 there was a clutch upgrade for this very reason) never a problem since :-) city motors Perth first class service

and when I do get next HSV I know where I will be going



Hey guys im sure there is a thread about this but i just bought a 2006 VE Clubby, its has done 80,000km. The only problem i have is that the cluck sticks to the floor and i have to physicly pull it back with my foot. It still goes in gear tho, it only happens if i drive it hard out of a corner and try to be quick with the shifting. It doesnt really stick it just doesnt come back. Once i pull it back with ease, ill press the clutch again but it just seems like im pushing air. Like there is a fair bit of play so i have to pump it again to get pressure back in there!! Sorry if i dont make any sense, its hard to explain.

Cheers

Runge gts
15-07-2013, 06:36 PM
just use racing fluid, boiling temp is higher and maybe a heat shield. Also run a braided line.

benyoman_27
24-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Yeah the new clutch fixed my issue mate an yeah it came with a braided lines so she is working very well so far :-)

Jetterberg
27-07-2013, 09:10 AM
Yeah the new clutch fixed my issue mate an yeah it came with a braided lines so she is working very well so far :-)

Glad to hear u got the clubby fixed mate!!where did u get the work done?i have a mate going through the same situation........

NU13
12-02-2016, 10:27 AM
I know this is a thread dig but for anyone with the sticky clutch pedal there is an inexpensive fix for it. Wrap your clutch line in heat wrap and or use a DOT 5.1 fluid (i haven't had to do this, just wrapped the clutch line).