I've been over to have a look at a series 2A belonging to a local
scout group tonight.
Have fixed a few things and spent 30 minutes drving it round a field,
but still the clutch isnt behaving as it should -
The pedal is very stiff.
When you press it and then take your foot off it moves back up very
slowly (so you do some interesting revving on the spot between gears!)
Occasionally (generally when you change gear twice in quick
succession) it will go totally hard so you cant press it. If you wait
a few seconds it will go back to 'normal'.
What are the likely suspects here? is it going to be hydraulic issues
or something like the diaphram plate?
I dont have much luck with clutches!
I've never seen a clutch do this before! It is working perfectly bar
the being incredibly stiff and having to wait for it to decide to come
back up after pressing it!
It is not loosing pressure or juice anywhere so it aint like all my
Didnt have time to investigate the clutch further tonight (I was
driving it round the field stopping once per lap to tweak the brake
adjusters after we stripped and cleaned everything).
Am going to put in another evening in a week or two and we will
investigate it then but wondered if anyone might have any pointers so
we can buy the required bits first!
this thing doesnt look like it has been wading. was bought off a guy
who obviously spent a lot of time and money on it before parking it up
for a few years. brake drums, pads, cyls and hub seals are brand new
and totally spotless inside so i dont think it has been wading.
I can safely say that while many things may have been changed on this
truck the gearbox was not one of them!. It whines like a bastard in
1st and reverse!
Seller said that all the work on it had been done prefessionally. I've
got to say that all the shoes and brakes and hub seals were done
properly and tidily - you can see where the hub seals have been
smeared with grease and everthing including things like backplate
bolts and locktabs and hub cabs have been replaced with new!
I had the same problem with mine a couple of years back. Turned out the clutch
hydraulic hose was a bit rotted inside & was largely closed up. Didn't diagnose
it till it'd destroyed the clutch slave due to my impatience with it. Looked
perfectly fine on the outside too.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.'
The pedal itself should return immediately. Check the pedal return
spring. If the hydraulics are having to return the pedal also, clutch
engagement will be slowed as the master cylinder piston will not clear
the fluid path back to the reservoir quickly.
You may have all the other problems, too!
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