Manual trans - Clutch dragging severely
I've been battling for months with a severely dragging clutch(grinds if you put in gear w/engine running, will lurch if you attempt to start in gear). Replaced a blown flex line(no go), replaced slave, then master(2x), adjusted pedal free play to minimum, and it worked well for awhile. Found the pedal bracket with the infamous corner crack reinforced it with a bolt/plate thru firewall(still a little flex in pedal, the whole mount area is cheezy AF) but it worked well for a week or so, now dragging again! Bled repeatedly and took it in for power bleed, worked a bit better(useable but draggy), now back to severe dragging. Bottom line, I need to know the amount of throwout fork travel(at slave cylinder) that is required for proper clutch operation. There ought to be a spec on this, as it's the single central requirement for a proper clutch disengagement, but I've yet to find that spec. I've seen 1" mentioned, is that adequate or not??? I'll dive in to internal clutch repair, but till I find that spec I'm looking for, I'm not inclined to go that route. I still suspect insufficient clutch throwout. Input greatly appreciated.
Last edited by fast eddie 52; 03-23-2019 at 12:08 AM.
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