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Difficulty inserting clutch slave cylinder pushrod.

PostPost by: AChen » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:03 am

Ongoing issues with the S4 restoration. I can't seem to get the clutch SC pushrod in place, even with the nuts turned all the way back on their threads. Not much play in the clutch fork.

Engine, bell housing, tranny all assembled and on the chassis. Body on chassis as well. Afraid something is wrong in the bell housing and I will have to tear this all apart. Maddening.

Any suggestions before I turn to my little helper pills?

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:41 am

AChen wrote:Ongoing issues with the S4 restoration. I can't seem to get the clutch SC pushrod in place, even with the nuts turned all the way back on their threads. Not much play in the clutch fork.

Engine, bell housing, tranny all assembled and on the chassis. Body on chassis as well. Afraid something is wrong in the bell housing and I will have to tear this all apart. Maddening.

Any suggestions before I turn to my little helper pills?

Tony


Take off the C clip and slide out the the slave cylinder insert the push rod and then pull the slave back into position and then re-install the C-clip the correct way.

elan-plus-f13/clutch-slave-retaining-clip-t17341.html

elan-f15/clutch-slave-clip-question-t14672.html

elan-f15/clutch-slave-movement-t21335.html

elan-f14/clutch-slave-ring-dimensions-t20000.html

There is a lot of info on the forum about this subject, take a look.

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PostPost by: AChen » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:22 am

Thanks Gary. Obvious in hindsight.

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