Clutch Drag

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Clutch Drag

Postby kitegiant » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:12 am

Ok, need some help with a dragging clutch.
Symptoms:
1. Clutch drags such that there is a crunch when entering 1st and reverse.
What is known:
1. Clutch slave cylinder is fully extended such that clutch arm is hitting housing
2. When clutch is fully disengaged and car is in first I am unable to roll the car without turning the engine

I am a little baffled at the moment. It does not seem to be a problem with the hydraulics but a mechanical issue, am not looking forward to lifting out the engine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

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Re: Clutch Drag

Postby hoggie » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:43 pm

Sounds like a worn out clutch release bearing. As they wear, the clutch fork has to move farther to disengage the clutch.
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Re: Clutch Drag

Postby peter an5l » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Yes, same answer from me !

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Re: Clutch Drag

Postby Charlie Tolman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:30 am

Also, the wrong clutch release bearing might be the cause of the problem.
There are three available, for 948, 1098, and 1275 clutches, each with a different offset.
A bent clutch fork (arm) is also a possibility.

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Re: Clutch Drag

Postby kitegiant » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:08 am

Cheers guys!

Now to get to work.
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