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Did some non related work & now my clutch won't engage?? by Dan Robinson
Started on: 01-24-2004 01:17 PM
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Last post by: JazzMan on 01-24-2004 09:06 PM
Dan Robinson
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Report this Post01-24-2004 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dan RobinsonClick Here to Email Dan RobinsonSend a Private Message to Dan RobinsonDirect Link to This Post
This is my only transportation!!!!!!!!!!!!

My clutch isn't engaging AT ALL. I have to have the engine off to get it in gear and when I start it up. It's off and on it's way and doesn't want to stop if I put the clutch in and when I brake it's like I'm trying to do a brake stand burn out.

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Monday I started to replace three wheel studs for the rear passenger side that had snapped off. So the car was up on a jack stand on that corner. Now I was finely able to get this done last night (Friday), after finely getting the hub nut off and renting a puller. I have no idea if the below zero degree weather has anything to do with it at all and being up tilted in the cold for a week did anything. THE CLUTCH WAS PERFECTLY FINE on monday before I started. Could it be just some fluid?

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Report this Post01-24-2004 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for naskie18Click Here to visit naskie18's HomePageClick Here to Email naskie18Send a Private Message to naskie18Direct Link to This Post
Check the fluid, bleed the system and see if that helps. I had a similiar probelm with my clutch not engaging unless I had the engine off....turns out the morons that replaced my clutch didn't bleed the system properly when they were done.

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Report this Post01-24-2004 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steve NormingtonClick Here to Email Steve NormingtonSend a Private Message to Steve NormingtonDirect Link to This Post
Also check that the clutch lever (the one on the transmission) isn't broken. The original lever was made of sheet steel and was prone to cracking.

Check Ogre's cave for more hints, like how to tell if the clutch pedal is bent.

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Report this Post01-24-2004 03:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dan RobinsonClick Here to Email Dan RobinsonSend a Private Message to Dan RobinsonDirect Link to This Post
Sorry I freacked first, I just added fluid and it's fine. I just must have a slow leak somewhere and it just happened to show up when I was already annoyed and negative about trying to get the hub nut off.

Thank You

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Report this Post01-24-2004 09:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
Pull back the carpet under the clutch pedal and look for fluid running out of the back of the master into the carpet padding.

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