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Old 04-17-2003, 08:08   #1 (permalink)
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Big clutch problem : help

This morning on the way to work I noticed when I put much weight at all on the accelerator the revs jumped but no action, it may slowly accelerate but case of the clutch slipping.

I loosened the clutch , silly me (instead of tightening) and sounded like something came out of place inside the firewall. Now cant get into gear at all, and clutch pedal feels soft now (not tough like usual) and I just can't do anything with the car, it is stuck there.

Anyone know what has happened and what I can do ?
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check tha tthe mounting bracket hasnt pulled through the firewall, very common im afraid
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The firewall has been reinforced, this cannot happen, its stong there
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Old 04-17-2003, 19:16   #4 (permalink)
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Tightened the cable, I can drive now, but still slipping
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Old 04-17-2003, 19:24   #5 (permalink)
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maybe your cable is slowly breaking or has stretched too much
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Old 04-17-2003, 19:56   #6 (permalink)
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ok, well this just happened overnight sort of thing, I was a little rough for a minute the night before, I drive it in the morning and since its been slipping badly.
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Is the pivot pin on the pedal bent???

Best I can come up with hey...
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btw, it doesn't slip so much in first gear but easily in the rest of gears. Lately before this I had noticed shuddering a little which is probably to do with the clutch also.
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Sounds worn, but that doesn't account for the bang.
I take it the connection at the top of the pedal is still OK?
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yes, its still ok, I didnt have a bang, I just thought I heard some noise, but that was just loosening the cable.
Clutch plate probably has some problem, but its only few months old
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