New to the forum, it has been a good resource while i was trying to diagnose my clutch issue, so i figure i will share for others doing the same:
2004 GTO - 6 speed, 17,400 miles, bone stock except for the tires, original owner.
Driving to work 2 weeks ago and about half way there when the gear shift began giving me problems. Shifting into gear progressivly became harder and harder... comming back from lunch, i pulled out from a T intersection and went to shift from 1 - 2 and the shifter would not go in gear with the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. Thinking the 1-4 lockout was on the fritz, i shifted into third and the transmission immediatly engaged, with my foot still on the floor.
I coast into the parking lot at work, call a tow truck, and call Pontiac to raise some hell.
Skip 2 weeks and many phone calls.
The dealership drops the trans out today and finds that 3 of the fingers of the diaphram spring look bent, when they unbolt the clutch housing, all three fingers spring back to neutral position. It seems that portions of the spring jammed in the disengaged position, which casued excess heat to build up on portions of the pressure plate until it warped and stoped disengaging.
So now im looking for a good clutch kit. Any sugguestions? As i said earliers, the car is completely stock, but I sure as hell dont want a stock replacement. I need it quick, as the car is currently on the lift with the transmission on the floor. Any help is appreciated.