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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Popping sound followed by no clutch pedal?
I have snapped many a clutch line, eventually learned how to single flare using a screwdriver. Now I just picked up a doube-flare kit. I drove mine many miles with no clutch, and no second gear at first, then when second came back, with no third. The real PITA was driving it when I snapped the shifter off at the base (inside the top cover), got pretty good at shifting with 2 hands using a screwdriver and vise-grips.
Doesn't sound like a huge problem. Having an '84, I'm guessing mechanical linkage? I'll bet it just popped out of whack and is simple to fix. I drove mine a lot without the clutch (usually back from the trail to my house). To start out, just shut it off, put it in first, and crank the starter. When you come up to RPM's, shift like normal, but be gentile, if it doesn't want to shift, don't force it. The RPM's should be just right for it to slide into gear. I know people that hardly ever use the clutch in a car, once you get the "ear" for it, it's easy, just hard on the tranny until then. To stop, just slide it into neutral and come to a stop normally. Shut it off, and start out again.
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