<VV> Catch in Clutch

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 15:23:01 EDT 2010

Hmmm, thanks guys for all the suggestions! Looks like its time for a tune-up
of the clutch system.

The ball and clutch fork had the subject worn areas, but I polished them
out. I would think wear marks that are "grooved in" would cause the same
problem each time the fork moves on the ball, and since I can go a whole day
with no problems at all, then all of a sudden, I have problems, then I
don't, I'm going to take a look at every part in the system back to the
clutch rod, and replace any worn parts, then see what it does.  Since I
already did the clutch job, I really don't want to drop the transaxle/engine
assy again for awhile (unless I have to :(:().

Thanks again  :):)

Mark Durham

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Mark Durham <62vair at gmail.com> wrote:

> Catch in Clutch pedal condition: OK, guys, put on your thinking hats. Ever
> since I have had this car (1500 miles in 2 years) there has been an
> occasional "catch" in the clutch. It gets real hard to push the last inch
> or
> so of travel and you can barely shift, and if you hold it in with pressure
> on it, it twangs and releases and goes to the floor like it should? Then it
> won't do it for awhile, then will do it again. I'm puzzled, usually when
> something breaks, its consistently broken! :):)
> What I have done: Replaced the flywheel with a Dales Bolted
>                           Replaced pressure plate with a rebuilt
>                           Replaced clutch disc and throw out bearing
>                           Completed a thorough inspection of the
> snout the throw out bearing rides on, its original and in perfect shape
> (car
> only has 67K original miles on it)
> None of this changed the condition.
> Anyone had this problem? Could it be in the clutch arm that transfers the
> cable motion to the rod? (I'm hopeful)
> Mark Durham
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