A year ago I posted this problem and since then there has been no time
to address it. little has changed but I have been able to dedicate some
time to it this past week.
Once the car was back running a test drive showed the problem was still
there and possibly worse, In fact besides gear grinding if I attempted
reverse while the car was running, the forward gears where getting
--pedal to the floor and tough to get in gear.
I checked all the pinning and no excessive wear or elongation.
I blend the lines and do believe there was some air in it. Once
completed, the clutch will now NOT dis engage so with the engine
running it will not go into gear and reverse is a still a grinder.
I checked the throw on the slave rod and measured 14mm or 0.551 inches
and per Vance ". . at a minimum, you need 0.625". . . " in a March '04
My questions: Could the master cly. be bad? There is not leaking
of fluid but perhaps the seals are gone and fluid is being forced
past them of the travel is not as effective. The slave is probably
three years old.
Second, The slave mounting is correct and assuming the master is okay,
is there any issue with adding washer between the slave flanges and
mounting bracket? The goal is to make the 0.551 more effective in
dis-engaging the clutch.
I have been a TR6 ('76) owner for many years but my memory of past
problem fixes is failing me. I have had this problem before
but not sure of the fix.
In order to get the car in reverse, I need to turn off the engine else
the gears in the transmission are still spinning and it is a
Around 5 or 6 years ago, a new clutch and throw-out bearing were
installed (bearing pined as well). Honestly I do not remember if
this was the remedy before or not. Car is not driven that much
to need a new clutch. But I do know the clutch pedal is to the
floor and seems to not fully disengage the engine especially when
it is HOT.
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