Clutch Wont Disengage,
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:08 AM
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late A+ engine
when clutch pedal is pressed the clutch whill not disengage, engine tries to keep moving the car farwards even with clutch pressed.:
I have bled the clutch and it still will not disengage, no fluid is leaking from the master or slave.
Anyone any ideas?
picture for reference of the clutch type installed:
Could it be adjustment of the two nuts on the end of the plunger / housing?
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:25 AM
The two nuts on the end just stop you overthrowing the clutch spring...
Do you get any 'grinding' noises when pressing the clutch, could be the clutch release bearing collapsed
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:32 AM
does it work if you pump the pedal
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:46 AM
Please excuse short replies as I'm on a mobile. Unortunately at current I don't have the car to hand.
Edited by speedingorange, 15 December 2009 - 08:48 AM.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:49 AM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:54 AM
has any work been carried out on the engine/ clutch or was it working and just stoped working ?
the car had a new engine about 4 months ago and it was a little dificult
to select gears immidiately after. This has progresively worsened over the last 3 weeks. No grinding noises when the clutch is depressed.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:00 AM
could be release bearings , friction plate worn out needs replacing you wont know untill its removed
Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:13 AM
If so replace the master cylinder, also check things like the clevis pins for wear and the hole in the end of the clutch pedal for ovaling, free play in the mechanical parts of the system is magnified.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:15 AM
Pedals are all in good order. Seems stange that the beginings of the problem started after a new engine was installed. The old clutch did look to have 20k or so left on it.
Clevis pin on the end of the clutch arm seems good.
I shall check that its not 2" of travel before it "feels" as though its going anything, and that it is actually 2" of travel before the arm moves.
the fluid that did come out of it last night looked like swamp water, even though it was fresh 2 months ago.
Edited by speedingorange, 15 December 2009 - 09:17 AM.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:25 AM
The old clutch did look to have 20k or so left on it.
What type of clutch is it? Is it a Verto that you have fitted in a part worn state? If so is the release mechanism original to the clutch? Did you alter anything on the release plunger when you fitted the engine?
Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:34 AM
Nothing was altered on the plunger etc.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:40 AM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:43 AM
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