Clutch problem….HELP !

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Clutch problem….HELP !

Postby scamp62 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:26 am

I have a stuck clutch (may be ?) it started with the car’s clutch was seeming to start to fade, I was driving and then it was hard to shift into gear. got it home, master cylinder is dry (not leaking ) reservoir was full. So I replaced the slave cylinder, but now, I can not get the car into gear at all ! if the car is running, with the car off, it shifts fine. It was suggested (by my brother) put the car in gear and try hitting the starter with the clutch depressed, and it lurched forward.
So any thoughts, ideas, and or suggestions would be appreciated.
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It is a early Beck Spyder 550, with 356 motor & trans
Thank you so much
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Re: Clutch problem….HELP !

Postby Larry Jowdy » Wed May 17, 2017 9:45 am

Sounds like you have an issue with the throw of the slave cylinder. Can you grab the throw out bearing release arm and move it? If so, as you pull the arm towards the rear of the car it should move no more than 1/8th to 1/4 of an inch before it touches the throw out bearing. Make sure all the air is out of the master cylinder and the slave. When you bleed the air from the slave, make sure the bleeder valve is pointing straight up.
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Re: Clutch problem….HELP !

Postby danstern » Wed May 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Larry is of course spot on. However, even before that, press the clutch and make sure the lever on the trans move. If that seems normal, then follow Larry's advice.
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Re: Clutch problem….HELP !

Postby scamp62 » Wed May 17, 2017 8:17 pm

will check the movement on the arm, and re-bleed the system, and yes the bleed nipple is straight up
and i will get back to you.
PS...thanks !
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