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Clutch Release Problem


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#1
MadeinWigan

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  • Name:Richard
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My car was laid up for a good few years, it drives but feels like the clutch doesn't fully release. It will slip if you try to accelerate hard and in first you can bring it to a stop without stalling.

I am going to change the clutch but are there any other components that I should replace/clean/lubricate at the same time so that everything performs as it should?

Thanks

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welshpug

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  • Name:Mei
  • Location:Bridgend

BE1 or BE3  ?  could be seized clutch release associated parts, or badly adjusted.



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jimmi

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Can't find my Haynes workshop manual - BE1 gearbox clutch quadrant arm/lever - 22mm bolt/nut on front of bell-housing  - can this be removed without disturbing any components inside box /bell-housing  ?



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welshpug

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yes, that's the pivot most likely to be seized, often people forget the 3mm thick spacer between the bushes and the casing, meaning the bolt tightens down and jams is all up.