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Old 8th April 2010, 12:09 PM
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Is the leaver free from obstructions?

Sounds like the release bearing may be stuck on the input shaft.

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ok, had a better look with a torch, the lever isnt hitting anything, so its free from any obstuctrions, heres a pic i just took:

The bit circled in red can move on the shaft aboud 2-3 cm easily

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Old 8th April 2010, 12:21 PM
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Apparently if you do need to get it apart, then you just need to slide a razor blade between the 2 surfaces, a right bitch to do so im informed tho...?
You can get the extending craft knifes from B&Q or much cheaper at a local pound shop where the blade extends about 4", usually snaps off every 1/2" to give a new sharp edge, but these make it much easier to split the seal.

Could just use 4mm bolts with washers and butterfly nuts and get some nice edge trim from cbs:

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/rubber-p-...pi2-3527-p.asp

works a treat and finishes it off nice.

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Old 8th April 2010, 12:26 PM
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Got my sealent today. nice and quick

I will be bolting my arches on.

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ok, had a better look with a torch, the lever isnt hitting anything, so its free from any obstuctrions, heres a pic i just took:

The bit circled in red can move on the shaft aboud 2-3 cm easily

i should say i dont know much about how clutches work, so not too sure id know were to begin to find out what the problem was.
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Old 8th April 2010, 01:32 PM
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ok, is there any reason a clutch release bearing would freeze up after no use? ill split the box/ and engine some time soon and see what the problem is?
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ok, engine and box are split, clutch is out, but.. i have no idea what could be wrong.. here are the pictures. The clutch arm is able to move freely in the bellhousing, whats wrong.. and what do i need to fix it.





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Its obviously hard to tell just looking at photos. My clutch has no play in it when its setup, all the slack is taken out. When your clutch fork stops / jams. How much space is left in the opening on the bellhousing.
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Its obviously hard to tell just looking at photos. My clutch has no play in it when its setup, all the slack is taken out. When your clutch fork stops / jams. How much space is left in the opening on the bellhousing.
the fork goes about 1/4 of the way before it jams, but the 1/4 of the way it is free to move about.

i know this is a stupid question, but when to move the fork to operate the clutch, it is pushing the springy bit in the second pic in my previous post?
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It may sound obviuos but have you double checked the clutch pedal end of things ??

With the cable engaged in the pedal but not to the gearbox, it may be worth checking that the pedal & inner cable are free to move enough to give you the desired amount of travel

Also worth checking the cable routing .... If you have a very sharp kink in it, it'll be very difficult to depress the pedal .... The cable will be wanting to fold in half, rather than pulling the inner cable through the outer sleve

As said very difficut to diagnose the problem without seeing things in person.
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