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#1 mini1955

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:06 AM

I have got a 1989 mini with verto clutch

When it was in gear I put a socket  on the big nut that holds the flywheel  on and it was moving  freely  with no

Resistance is this normal as I thought  it should show  signs  of it being  in gear?????

Any thoughts  thanks



#2 Carlos W

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:23 AM

The big nut doesn't hold the flywheel on.

 

 

Have a look in the haynes manual about proper adjustment as I don't hink it should be that loose



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for your reply

 

The car will not go into gear while the engine  is running

the big nut is the one that holds the clutch  onto the engine

Also the engine is making  strange  noises   ??



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

which big "nut"?

 

the fly wheel is not held on by any nuts,



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:02 PM

if you mean the throw stop nuts there should be a few degrees of free movement but if you can move it more that 10 degrees and the plunger is also moving then the arm may well have failed.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

It would help if the OP gave us a photo of this nut so we know what he is talking about :D



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

Its the one that holds the clutch  onto the engine



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:56 PM

Its the one that holds the clutch  onto the engine

The clutch isn't held onto the engine, it sits on the crankshaft tail. Have you removed the wok? You need to post a picture.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

Mini1955 :- Is it that you  mean bolt when you are saying "Nut" that holds the clutch on ?



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

Mini1955 :- Is it that you  mean bolt when you are saying "Nut" that holds the clutch on ?

He needs to post a picture!



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:13 PM

Mini 1955 we haven't solved your problem yet.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:16 PM

I meant  the bolt that  hold the clutch  and flywheel the one behind  the wok



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

that bolt should be very very tight.



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:21 PM

have a read

http://www.theminifo...revving-engine/



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

I meant  the bolt that  hold the clutch  and flywheel the one behind  the wok

When you turn it, does the engine turn over or, is it just turning in the end of the crankshaft?






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