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Old 01-05-2004, 04:33 PM
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Clutch not releasing

On my friends new (to him) 1987 Daytona the clutch isn’t disengaging. It he got the car yesterday and it was fine for a while it then wouldn’t go into any gear, he then got it to go into 1st and it was fine for the rest of the day. Today when he gave me a ride in it, it was fine for about 10 min it then wouldn’t go into gear with out forcing it and sometimes it wouldn’t go at all, the car would also creep forward slowly. Its obvious that the clutch isn’t fully disengaging and its probably the linkage, but the weird thing about that is why was it ok sometimes? You would think if the clutch went out of whack it would stay that way. O ya the clutch is bran new and he says the clutch is very light to push, if you think it’s the clutch linkage how do adjust it?

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Old 01-05-2004, 04:49 PM
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Was the pressure plate replaced at the same time as the clutch? If the linkage is out of adjustment, it always out, but a bad pressure plate will sometimes work ok cold and when it warms up it won't work at all. The creeping and soft pedal are also bad pressure plate symptoms.
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:58 PM
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Well that very well could be it, but its been cold for about an hour now and its still screwed.
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Sounds like a hydraulic clutch that is low on fluid.

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Old 01-05-2004, 05:10 PM
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...If it had a hydraulic clutch
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