Relates to: R287N, R377N, R388, R1144N, plus RPM kits
One of the most common calls received on the CI Technical Service Hotline concerns a rattle generated from the clutch fork/release bearing area on VN, VR and VS Commodore. The noise can be evident after a new clutch has been fitted. In most cases a second new clutch has been fitted, however the noise still persists.
CI’s investigations indicate that the actuation system is usually the source of the noise rather than the clutch kit installed. We recommend three areas to check in the clutch actuation system to prevent this noise. They are:
In all cases we have seen, these rubber absorbers are missing, allowing the bearing to rattle on the fork. Fitting these absorbers will help to stop the bearing rattling. The genuine Holden part number for this part is 3994273.
Remember the clutch actuation system wears along with the clutch plate and cover assembly. Whenever a clutch is replaced the entire clutch system must be inspected and repaired as necessary to ensure the new clutch operates correctly.
Contact CI: Clutch Industries is Australia’s only manufacturer with full Engineering and Test support services. Call us on 1300 369 787 if you require further technical support.