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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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clutch goes \"clunk\"

Every since I got my zook a year ago, the clutch has been wierd.
It seems to be either engaged or disingaged, nothing inbetween. And when I let it out, I get a clunk!
It supposedly had a new clutch in it.
Any ideas?

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Re: clutch goes \"clunk\"

A "clunk" is usually a bad u-joint, but not always....
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Re: clutch goes \"clunk\"

The pedal "clunk" is a symptom of a poorly adjusted clutch cable. You should inspect the clutch cable for slack, I think maybe it has been installed too tightly. You should have no extra cable, but should not be too tight when wiggled with your hand between the cable housing bracket on the motor mount, and the actuator arm.
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Re: clutch goes \"clunk\"

It's hard to explain, but do you have clutch engage/disengage problems, sticking clutch cable, or drive line slack that takes time to take up. If the clutch cable is crap it will act badly and not allow smooth enguagement and disenguagement. Of course everything has to work flawlessly for the entire system to work [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img].
I'd say if you can depress the clutch pedal and bring it up super slow and it still pops/bangs/doinks ! replace the clutch cable. It's lots cheaper.
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Re: clutch goes \"clunk\"

The clutch cable has two adjusting points: The obvious one at the clutch release arm and at the bracket holding the clutch cable on the side of the engine block,

According to the '88 Samurai Field Service Manual,

The distance that the clutch pedal travels before you feel any tension is adjusted with the nuts on the engine bracket. The allowable travel distance is .6 to 1 inch.

The adjustment for full clutch disengagement is on the clutch release arm. With the pedal up, the clutch should be engaged. Pressed all the way down, the clutch should be completely disengaged (DUH!).

That's all I know...
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Re: clutch goes \"clunk\"

Another place for a "clunk" to manifest itself is the pivot pin of the pedal arm.

There is a plastic/nylon sleeve/bushing the can work itself out, leaving considerable room for
the pedal to clunk around. It's not a fun thing to look for unless you are a contoritionist, but
I'd look there and move the pedal around.
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