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New clutch

Discussion in 'Repairs, Maintenance, Help' started by jondickson, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. jondickson

    jondickson Active Member

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    71 satellite. 3 speed slant Six. Just put a new clutch and pressure plate on my Plymouth. The clutch isn't engaging and letting me put it in gear. I've adjusted it completely in and out. Still not enough. Do I need to do something different with the linkages?
     
  2. 68RT

    68RT Well-Known Member

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    Describe how pedal movement feels. Is there a slight bit of free movement before you feel the spring pressure of the clutch pressure plate?
     
  3. jondickson

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    It feels honestly like it did prior. Maybe a little more smoother. But when you go to put in gear it grinds.
     
  4. 68RT

    68RT Well-Known Member

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    Simply means disc is not fully releasing. Normally caused by disc in backwards, linkage incorrect, or disc warped. Have seen fingers not correct but possible.
     
  5. jondickson

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    The clutch disc could only go one way when installed. The other way pushed it away from the crank. How do I check linkages? What next.
     
  6. jondickson

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    I'm hoping it's just linkages. Everything else seemed correct when installed.
     
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    Ok. This might help. I can put it in gear while not running. Push the car and it won't move. I can push in on clutch and it can be pushed easily. This grinding is only when motor is runnin
     
  8. Bob Lincoln

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    Throwout bearing damaged or incorrectly installed?
     
  9. 68RT

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    Typical action of a clutch not releasing. Can you see in where the throw out touches the pressure plate? Should touch all fingers at the same time.
     
  10. jondickson

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    I installed it exactly the way the other was. there was really only one way to install it so the clamps went in behind the fork. Does this mean I will have to remove the transmission?
     
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    I haven't looked at the fingers closely yet. Sure hope I don't have to remove the trans. Thought I had it all perfect
     
  12. jondickson

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    Picture of the old one. I installed new one same way
     

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    Only shows throw out bearing. Not plate.
     
  14. jondickson

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    I'll try to get some pics this afternoon of it underneath. Post them later.
     
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    How does the pedal feel? Where is the pedal location when you start feeling pressure, and where is the pedal location when the car is in gear and letting it out starts to move the car? This adjustment should be about one third the distance from the floor, if near or above halfway the clutch isn't adjusted tight enough, too much play, so the clutch isn't disengaging enough. Check through the linkage for slop and worn bushings and metal on metal wear. I'm thinking everything was installed correctly, just not adjusted properly to disengage the clutch. Heck, the clutch fork itself may be worn, so check the pivot on that.
     
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    Check this video on you tube out. It's not the best video but it might give you an idea. If you need a better shot let me know. The linkage with the old clutch worked fine.


    View: https://youtu.be/AeQCIx9ylhU
     
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    I've only started it in neutral. Tried to get it in gear while running but it just grinds. I think this video I've posted will help show what it's doing.
     
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    It goes on gears fine without it being started. Just when started it won't go. Grinds.
     
  20. dana44

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    At 1:16 there is an adjustment for the clutch pressure to disengage. I think the pressure needs to be increased at this point. The reason it is grinding, I think, is because the old clutch was thinner and would disengage more, now that you have a new clutch the tolerance is tighter and doesn't disengage as far, thus catches and is grinding. All the pivots appear to be tight, so this is the point of adjustment. Try that, make more clearance between clutch and pressure plate.
     

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