I just had my clutch replaced. I notice it is hard to drive, but I expected that. I was so used to having more "forgiveness" on the older worn out clutch. But for some reason, my idle seems really rough all of a sudden.
I cannot imagine what they may have messed with that could cause a rough idling problem. Of course, that is why I had somebody else do my clutch, as I would not have a clue where to start. I do some simple repairs on my own, alternator, brakes, etc, but I did not feel comfortable tackling a cluthc replacement.
I always get the same mechanic to work on my car, but he left for a 2 week vacation the day after doing my clutch.
Any advise as to why my idle would seem so off after a clutch job?
So I think it was a coincidence but it appears the tubing running into my PCV is "iffy" and there is a small leak. I replaced it, as I had more tubing from another scort, and it seems fine.
Thanks for the help though. I noticed a sqeaky sound coming from the clutch I think the sound is coming from the pilot bearing. When I depress the clutch, the sound goes away.I know the last time I had my clutch replaced in the old car, similar 'weird' noises pertruded from that general area. They cleaned up after driving on it for a week or so. Therefore, I am not too concerned at this time.
Sorry, I should have specified better. They most certainly did replace them. I took it to the shop and asked them about it. They said this can sometimes occur. It will either go away after a bit of driving, or get worse fast. In that case, it will be warrantied.
My friend runs the mechanic shop, he is on vacation, but I asked the second in command guy there. I know they will honor there work.
Another thing to check if the squeak doesn't go away, this happens sometimes if the trans input shaft isn't lubed; the fork/throw-out bearing drags on the shaft and doesn't clear the pressure plate completely. It will touch the fingers and scrape. Light pedal pressure makes it go away.
EscorGo - I think you might be on to something there. I had a feeling it might be something like this, and sure enough, light pedal pressure does make it go away. My Mechanic is back Monday. I think I will park her till then and drive the Chrysler (*Cringe*) until then.