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    clutch drag

    took the truck for its mot today(it passed)and on the way back i had difficulty in selecting gears,its got a new clutch fitted and its hydraulic so i've got no adjustment,im certain i bled it through ok and it was fine on the way there(25 miles) its definatley dragging and gets marginally better if i pump it,can you shim the clutch arm out or is this a bad idea?
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    Re: clutch drag

    Quote Originally Posted by yorkster View Post
    took the truck for its mot today(it passed)and on the way back i had difficulty in selecting gears,its got a new clutch fitted and its hydraulic so i've got no adjustment,im certain i bled it through ok and it was fine on the way there(25 miles) its definatley dragging and gets marginally better if i pump it,can you shim the clutch arm out or is this a bad idea?
    cheers yorkie
    Blimey that takes me back to the old Mk1 cortina days, when fitting a new clutch kit, It's was the norm to put a dust cap over the end of the clutch rod, at least 100 mile, and then remove it, the aftermarket clutch kits had a thick centre plate pad, (compered to the factory ford units) which used to cause the drag, until worn abit.....
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    Re: clutch drag

    Is it the correct clutch pushrod ? Do you get full slave travel ie to the inner circlip. I've had it before that the pushrod ( non adjustable) was too short. Neded lengthening ( as Zody says to get full travel)

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    Re: clutch drag

    right then when i said new clutch i only fitted the friction plate so i think i've f**ked up,i've got full travel on the clutch arm and as soon as you touch the lever it moves the arm so i think its a new pressure plate!! yeah i know i should have swapped it when i done the friction plate..what a dickhead!!
    well you live and learn

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    Re: clutch drag

    might not be, could be a warped flywheel surface or the seals in your slave cylinder are shot. Fit the new pressure plate but if it only gets better after pumping the pedal, rebuild the slave.

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    Re: clutch drag

    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    might not be, could be a warped flywheel surface or the seals in your slave cylinder are shot. Fit the new pressure plate but if it only gets better after pumping the pedal, rebuild the slave.
    its a brand new slave cylinder so i should be ok,it was fine going over it was on the way back it started playing up.

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    Re: clutch drag

    Presume master cylinder is not leaking or creeping back - not too much clearance (free play) between pedal pushrod and master cylinder piston

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    Re: clutch drag

    i've been out and shoved a large washer inbetween the pushrod and arm to hopefully get it over to my unit,there was a bit of a gap between the two so dunno if its supposed to be like that,if its ok on the drive over maybe itts the pushrod??

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    Re: clutch drag

    Quote Originally Posted by yorkster View Post
    its a brand new slave cylinder so i should be ok.
    Might be worth checking that your new slave cylinder hasn't got a larger bore than the old slave cylinder. The larger bore would reduce the clutch arm travel Vs. pedal travel.
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    Re: clutch drag

    Giev me an age/model for the engine and I can check if there are different slaves for it.

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