I've got a clutch problem.
While dropping in a replacement gearbox into my 1980 Spitfire, I
decided to replace the clutch plate as well. I finally got the
tranny all bolted back up (quite painfully), and wanted to test it
before I went any further.
Unfortunately, I'm not convinced the clutch is working now :-(
With the clutch depressed, I can't turn the tranny drive shaft by
hand (though I can easily in neutral). Worse yet, when the engine
is cranked, the drive shaft turns too! The clutch appears to be
doing something because I can rotate the shaft slightly when the
clutch is depressed, and there does seem to be resistance on the
clutch pedal. I bled the hydraulics as well.
Is this normal behavior for an un-worn clutch? What else could I
have done wrong? My Bentley and Haynes manuals told me to insert
the driven plate backwards to the note on the driven plate itself.
Were these instructions wrong?
Can anyone give me some advice? I don't mind spending the many hours
tearing this down again, if I know what to do differently. Does
anyone have experience with this???
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