Clutch Problem

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Could anyone shed any light on my clutch problem?

The clutch cable appeared to streatched and I have had to move the cable adjuster to virtually fully out.

I removed the gearbox outer cover and found no broken parts or problems that I could see. The clutch operating lever is now slack and not tight as it should be.

I assume the problem is the the clutch operating ball (bearing) has either moved out of position or has gone flat on one side thus causing a prolem with engaging.

I would be grateful if someone could shed some light on this problem.
 

L.A.B.

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You haven't mentioned whether you have attempted to re-adjust the push rod adjuster screw or not? Have you done this? As that should take up the majority of slack in the lifter mechanism, leaving only a tiny amount of lifter lever movement.

If you have already done so, and it has made no difference, then the lifter mechanism (push rod adjuster/push rod/ball/ lifter/roller/sleeve/pivot bolt) needs to be removed and checked for wear.

Of course it could just be that the inner cable is stretching badly (or the cable outer is collapsing?)
 
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Thanks for the reply.

I installed a new clutch cable and found that there wa no difference as the cables were the same size. So it was not a cable problem.

From your reply I have seemed to overlook the bleeding obvious.

I sort that out tomorrow - thanks for your advice.
 
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The problem was easy!

the clutch centre nut loosened as it was a model with a spring washer on it.

I removed the clutch Diaphragm and replaced the spring washer with a 'tabbed' type, re-tightened the nut.

Problem solved - thanks for your comments.
 
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