Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Clutch engagement issue on new T56
I just wrapped up the install of my T56 Magnum from SST. I received the driveshaft and tossed it in thinking I would go for a test drive. Well, nope. I'm going to call them for assistance tomorrow but I thought I would post and see if anyone had any ideas I would try tonight.
The issue is that my clutch seems to be not engaging. Bleeding seemed to go well, although it did take a while. The pedal feel is high, but other than that, feels totally normal. I was able to put eyes on the hydraulic throw-out doing it's job while down there bleeding as well. When I started the car, I go to put it in gear, but I can release the pedal fully and nothing happens. I able to freely put the car in any gear with the pedal all the way out.
So when I say the pedal is high, I can feel it start to have pressure on it after only maybe 1/2" of travel, if that. Do you think it's just a case of having the adjustment linkage out of whack? When I installed the clutch master and the pedals, I adjusted it so that the rod was just perfectly totally extended with like 1/16" of the inch of travel in the pedal until the arm lined up perfectly with the clevis pin. The pedal returns as it should and has a good feel. Do you think I just need to adjust the linkage so the pedal starts to stiffen lower? I'm not sure I could do it much more because the adjustment rod really doesn't have any adjustment left in it. Maybe 1/4" at most available to shorten it.
For what it's worth, I'm 100% sure I got all of my measurements right for the spacers and that I put the clutch together properly. I hope I didn't overextended my clutch master of the throw-out, or bend the clutch fingers.
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