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#1 Mike D

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:07 AM

Morning folks!

  Took the mini out for a good run yesterday, all was well, so I decided to use it for work today. About half way into the journey I went to change from 4th to 3rd and the clutch pedal has gone rock solid - the car still drives and will select the gears when turned off, but the clutch doesn't seem to want to actuate.

 

Engine is a 1430, straight cut box, remote change pre verto for info.

 

Anyone able to help me out?

 

Cheers!



#2 timmy850

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

Do you have the two nuts on the end of the clutch plunger? If they come loose and wind in they will limit the clutch travel



#3 Mike D

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:40 AM

I'll have a check at lunchtime - I managed to limp it to work - edit to say it had no problems changing gear about a minute earlier


Edited by Mike D, 08 May 2018 - 07:41 AM.


#4 Mike D

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

Ive been and done an investigate….

 

All pivots intact, slave is trying to move the clutch arm but it seems to be getting stopped by something inside the clutch cover – cant move the arm any further than the slave tries to with a bar. Also, when you push the slave all the way home, it starts creeping out again on its own

 

Sounds like big orange taxi home job – release bearing or diaphragm gone king dick?



#5 Dusky

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

So, how are the throwout nuts looking?



#6 Mike D

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

Throwout lock nut was loose, the one against the 'wok' was about 2mm clear



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Try backing them right off and see how you go? It could also be something like a dud clutch arm

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#8 Mike D

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:08 AM

I tried that, still no difference - i'll get the wok off and have a look inside... I hope it's only the arm!







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