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Help with clutch

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on: April 25, 2015, 07:19:07 PM
Hi,
I am nearing the finish of my build and noticed that there is no resistance in the clutch pedal. I took the engine off today and found that my clutch cover plate does not have a release ring in the centre. The clutch release bearing is the later type without pad.
Should there be a release ring on the cover plate? I have read that some are not meant to have it fitted.
Not sure why my clutch isn't working?.
Any help or suggestions much appreciated.
Regards
Richard


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Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 07:36:53 PM


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Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 07:53:34 PM
Need a pic of the clutch bearing and fork too please
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Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 08:00:34 PM
Check the spring on the side of the gearbox behind the release lever is in one piece, altho even a with a broken one you should get resistance. Clutch type looks like the correct one from what you describe,early style has the release ring on the coverplate, but as Shaggy sez a pic would help. ;-)up
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Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 08:53:13 PM
Thank you for your help



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Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 09:00:05 PM
You've got the correct type of pressure plate for your style of release bearing. Could it be an adjustment issue or an over-long cable? Is your Bowden tube correctly fitted with enough 'bow'?
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Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015, 09:27:16 PM
As David said....all is correct. Check springs on pressure plate for weakened or broken. Check Bowden tube on side of gearbox and cable is correct length and adjusted accordingly
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Reply #7 on: April 25, 2015, 09:53:39 PM
Thank you very much for your help.

Will have a look tomorrow.


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Reply #8 on: April 25, 2015, 09:54:35 PM
Also make sure the cable is actually connected and that it hasn't come unhooked inside the tunnel.
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