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Drew Pearce

Clutch Pedel only half travel - '87 HC Turbo

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Hi Guy's

 

Have a '87 HC Turbo, any only getting bottom half travel on the clutch pedel.

It realeases/grabs right at the bottom of the stroke, driveable, but not right.

 

I recently changed the clutch and pressure-plate, and original thought that the change in travel was everytihg settling into place, and that the "auto-adjust" would take up the slack, but continued to get worse.

 

Blead the system, and checked the adjustment, and all's corrrect.

No evidence of leaking or drop in fluid level.

 

Master & Slave was replaced in 2011 (about 4000 miles ago)

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

Andrew

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Update

Dont Panic !

 

After viewing some cross sections of the Master Cylinder, I decided to remove mine.

The return spring had broken into 5 bits, which might explain the progressive decline.

 

So, time for a new master cylinder.....

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I was going to suggest checking The return spring too.

 

Although unless the cylinder is leaking I am sure you should be able to find a replacement spring on a Google search.

 

Worth a try.

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That spring must be a weak point.....mine broke too, years ago....


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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The spring was a common fault on many cylinders of the day.

Thankfully on the clutch side I don't have the problem having a cable clutch.

Very heavy mind.

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My fondly remembered MG TC had a length of anchor chain between the pedal and the operating arm....(!)


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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