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Right now my car is sitting at the top of my street. Why? you may ask. Because my clutch is messed up. It simply doesnt work. But it couldnt just not work in my driveway. It had to stop at the end of my street. This isn't my first time w/ tranny problems either. Less than a month ago I took it to Pontiac because I was having a hard time putting it into reverse. They said the pressure plate bolts were loose and the clutch fluid was boiling. I wonder if they even looked at the clutch. I just hope none of you are as unlucky as I am. :banghead:
 

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I have been having the reverse problem lately, and was within the VIN for the TSB about the bolts not getting torqued right. My car goes into the shop on Tuesday.

My dealer was really cool about the TSB, I just mentioned it, they pulled it up, and made the appointment for the fix.
 

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Someone at the factory made a mistake. Its not the end of the world... At least GM fessed up and is taking care of the issue already.
 

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well hell i brought my car in and they said there was nothing wrong with grinding gears and a unpredictable clutch. My tranny is getting worse and the dealer said they wont fix it untill its broke. They also dont care about the tsb, they say it only applies to broken cars. They also said i may have problems with the warrenty because i have 4000 miles and i need new rear tires. I am taking to a diffrent dealer next week. If i get the same run around at least i will have documented that i had tranny and clutch problems. Then its all out war on my back tires untill something properly breaks. I think its B.S. that they wont fix it early and avoid additional work. When something lets loose like the clutch it will probably take the tranny with it. I just hope it doesnt get my engine as well.
 

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I hope they didn't enter their findings in their gm database
 

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TougeGOAT said:
Right now my car is sitting at the top of my street. Why? you may ask. Because my clutch is messed up. It simply doesnt work. But it couldnt just not work in my driveway. It had to stop at the end of my street. This isn't my first time w/ tranny problems either. Less than a month ago I took it to Pontiac because I was having a hard time putting it into reverse. They said the pressure plate bolts were loose and the clutch fluid was boiling. I wonder if they even looked at the clutch. I just hope none of you are as unlucky as I am. :banghead:

Hehehe, that is funny...she must've overheard you talking smack about her! There is another person on this forum who had the same issue. The dealer should take care of it for you since this was brought up when these first came out. Good luck.
 

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Here you go (note the bold!)

Loss of Pedal Height/Low Clutch Pedal, Clutch Does not Release Fully Untill Full Pedal Travel, Difficulty Changing Gears (Tighten Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts) #04-07-31-003 - (Jun 30, 2004)
Loss of Pedal Height/Low Clutch Pedal, Clutch Doesn't Release Fully Until Full Pedal Travel, Difficulty Changing Gears (Tighten Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts)
2004 Pontiac GTO Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint 4L234149

with Manual Transmission

Condition
Some customers may comment on progressive loss of pedal height (which, if not addressed, could result in the clutch not fully releasing until full pedal travel), difficulty in changing gears or a low clutch pedal.

Cause
Root cause analysis has identified that the clutch pressure plate bolt torque on vehicles produced before the above VIN breakpoint may loosen in service. This condition was corrected in production by increasing the torque of the clutch pressure plate bolts. This change became effective in vehicle production beginning with VIN 4L234149, built on 2/11/04.

Correction

Important
This correction MUST be performed before retail delivery of new vehicles built prior to VIN breakpoint 4L234149.
Whenever performing repairs to the clutch assembly on vehicles built both prior to and after the specified VIN breakpoint, ensure that all six pressure plate retaining bolts are tightened in sequence as shown in the illustration.

Apply additional torque to the clutch pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts to the revised torque specification of 70 N·m +/-7 N·m (52 lb ft +/-5 lb ft). Follow the tightening sequence shown in the illustration.
will be updated with this revised torque specification in the future.

Tighten the bolts in sequence in 4 steps:

Tighten all bolts to 15 N·m (11 lb ft).
Tighten all bolts to 35 N·m (26 lb ft).
Tighten all bolts to 55 N·m (41 lb ft).
Tighten all bolts to 70 N·m (52 lb ft).
 

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Sounds like a crap situation. First Cleveland are guy that we have heard about having trouble with this. Let us know what comes of this and if the TSB is exactly what is going on here.
 

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Bring the goat ot the dealer if ANY unusual clutch issues arise!

You have been warned...

_DM
 
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