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 Post subject: Clutch pedal issues!
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:11 am 
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So Friday I was planing (hopefully) on trying to make it to the club meeting. [-o<
I as driving the bus to the store I went around a corner and heard/felt something, :shock:
seemed like it may have come from the rear, not 100% sure though. :-k
Went in the store and when I came out the clutch peddle went to the floor
and only the last 1" engaged. I was able to shift slowly through the gears
and limped home. #-o
In the past I have had the cable break, the throw out bearing arm break,
but this is a new one for me as I still have minimal peddle. ](*,)
I haven't had the time to look at it yet, hopefully today and I will know if I have to pull the motor or not!! :???:

Any ideas out there??? :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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Cable broken down to 1 or 2 threads. Throw out bearing shaft broke. :neutral:

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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pyrOman wrote:
Cable broken down to 1 or 2 threads. Throw out bearing shaft broke. :neutral:


Sounds like the cable let go. I'd start there.


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thx guys, every time a cable broke on me on was all the way!!
I will check that thing today, I don't believe it is very old, 5/6yrs?
The throw out bearing shaft/arm was replaced with a new one about 6/7yrs ago, we'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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Slayer wrote:
thx guys, every time a cable broke on me on was all the way!!
I will check that thing today, I don't believe it is very old, 5/6yrs?
The throw out bearing shaft/arm was replaced with a new one about 6/7yrs ago, we'll see.


Hoping it's just the cable!


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Slayer wrote:
thx guys, every time a cable broke on me on was all the way!!
I will check that thing today, I don't believe it is very old, 5/6yrs?
The throw out bearing shaft/arm was replaced with a new one about 6/7yrs ago, we'll see.

From what I read on The Samba, the quality of new clutch cables has gone way down.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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I do agree with Larry!

The cable was the issue, it really did not look that bad!!
Also you can see the engine mounting bolt came loose and backed out!
With the bent clutch arm that bolt is a PITA to tighten/loosen!
I did tighten the bolt back up. The bent arm also makes it difficult to
get the wing nut started because it is so close to the bolt head!
It got dark, I was tired so I will finish it today!
I need to find a way to pull the clutch arm back while I put the wing nut on!
I can only get one arm up there at a time!
I had 5 clutch cables here at the house;
2 were to long, 1 was for a bug, and 2 were the right length!!

Question: 1. Are the clutch cables on early (56-58) buses different length that 64-67?
2. Are the bay's clutch cables different length than a later split?

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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why has no one built a tool that will hook onto the clutch arm and make it easy to pull that lever?

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch pedal issues!
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I just loop some cord around the arm, pull it forward and tie it off on something not keep the arm back. Then I start the wing nut, thread it down, remove the cord and make the final adjustment.
If you have a tunnel trans wouldn't you need a later style cable, like for a early sixties bus? If a crash box then an early cable, the arms for the throw out are different.


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