[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Clutch? (Vol 41, Issue 38)
griffo at comcast.net
Mon May 1 01:53:24 BST 2006
>> I'm coming out of my customary voyeuristic position here to run a TC
>> problem by the more-knowledgeable. Today I was driving my '68 TC and
>> suddenly felt a shudder when trying to shift into second gear. Soon
>> I couldn't get it into second at all, then only first gear would
>> work. As fate would have it, I was near the garage that works on it,
>> but I'd like to have some sense of what's going on before I approach
>> them tomorrow.
>> I'd appreciate any thoughts.
>> Thanks, Gordon.
> Good evening Gordon-
> Sorry to hear the bad news.
> If the motor is off, can you engage the gears? If so, try engaging a
> gear with the motor off, then try turning the starter/key briefly. If
> the car moves forward, I'd suspect the clutch is at fault. Others
> might not advise this procedure, but I'd give it a go. Do make sure
> you are prepared, should the car start up and be running, in gear,
> with a faulty clutch. Maybe even be so prepared as to pull the coil
> wire for the short test.
> If you can't engage gears with the motor off and with or without the
> clutch, I'd look at the "tranny" (hi Glen) or the linkage.
> Good luck. Its only a machine- you'll win with determination!
> jim Bethel, VT
> '60 P5 MkI LHD 4 spd w/OD
> '61 LR 88" SW 16's, OD, 1 Bbl weber, hubs "Selig"
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Thanks very much for responding. I'll give that a go. I've had this
car about a year, and this is the first serious problem I've had with it.
I envy you your 3-Litre. We had two when I was a kid, but I haven't
been able to find a good one (w/OD). I'll let you know what I find out
with my wretched TC. Gordon.
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