Something not right with my clutch

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by fpd4308, May 19, 2010.

  1. fpd4308

    fpd4308 Member

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    I had the entire clutch basket off and I was putting it back on, by the book, and when I went to torque down the main shaft nut and my clutch cable went totally slack. Now my cable has almost no movement and wont retun almost like it is seized. I dont know what to do about this. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    I took the trans side cover off and I think it is a bad (sticky) clutch cable. I guess sitting for 14 years will do that. Guess I will ne replacing that.
     
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  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    You are correct, lube in the cables if left to water intrusion will rust, expecially if not properly lubed while it was being used during a portion of it's life. But if "maintenance ignored" the internal strands can fray and break causing a wire ball that will sieze inside the sheath...just before it breaks!
     
  3. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    If it sat that long, I would replace the throttle cables also. Flush the brake lines also and check the capilers for any leaks.