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Old 07-27-2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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My clutch has 1 1/2 '' of free play before I feel significant pressure , no grinding or chatter , the problem is when releasing the clutch it does not re-engage until it reaches that 1 1/12 spot of free play , and then it wants to slip ever so slightly , I was told it is a new clutch and P.plate , Should I adjust to have more free play ? or less free play ? , or is it probably in the P.P spring adjustment , no problem shifting car or going into gear , it is just the pedal has to be almost completely released before engagement .

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Old 07-27-2020, 11:38 AM   #2
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Hmm, remove the inspection cover and take a look.
See how far the pedal has to be pushed before the bearing contacts a finger. I know you said 1.5". Look to see if all the fingers are contacted at the same time.
Work the pedal a few times to see if there is anything wrong/strange.
If all seems Ok I'd try increasing the freeplay just to see what changes.
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Old 07-27-2020, 02:00 PM   #3
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Patrick L ,
thanks I'll give it a try
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:55 PM   #4
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If no chatter, pretty nomal clutch operation.
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:58 PM   #5
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I don't think it should be normal for the clutch to slip should it ?
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:05 PM   #6
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No. Do what Patrick said. Report back
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:02 PM   #7
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I don't think it should be normal for the clutch to slip should it ?



Well, clutches have to slip a bit depending on what anyone thinks is a slip. But, slippage rarely occurs in lower gears. The clutch really has to be bad to do that. The usual way to find a slipper is to accelerate hard in high gear.

Let us know what happens and we can go from there. We'll try to get it figured out.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:46 PM   #8
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I got side tracked with honey do projects , I did get the floor out of it and the inspection cover off , just a quick glance at it , everything looks fine , I'll dig deeper into it this weekend .
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:47 AM   #9
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Got it , one finger was out of adjustment on the P.P. , adjusted my pedal free play to two inches , seems to have fixed the problem , thanks for everyone's help

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