Before you start yanking big heavy pieces out, make sure the clutch
hydraulics are up to snuff. Signs of needing a clutch job are generally
slippage and nasty smells, what you have sounds like a failure to fully
disengage, which is usually clutch hydraulics, If you're not getting
hydraulic fluid all over your feet, suspect the slave cylinder.
On Saturday, September 12, 1998 8:17 AM, Lancer7676@aol.com
> While checking out my accelerator cable (another post--still not
> my '79 Midget, my clutch began whirring and grinding, sorta sounds like a
> garbage disposal. Drove it home immediately. The car has had a little
> grind going into 2nd gear in the 2-3 weeks I have had it. Not it goes
> all gears with a grind and with effort. Does that sound like clutch job?
> if so, while I have been an advocate for pulling the engine AND tranny at
> same time, for ONLY a clutch job is it best to just pull the engine? Or
> should I just feed it garbage?
> Any input will be appreciated!!
> '67 Sprite, aka, Vicky (Under Restoraton)
> '79 Midget, aka, Taz (Driver until last evening)