<VV> Catch in Clutch

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 29 15:25:20 EDT 2010

Oh, Mark...

Assuming you are talking CAR and not truck.  Check and lube the ball at the 
top end of the clutch pedal.  Also check the plastic pulley (two of them I 
think - maybe only one?  CRS you know) in the passenger compartment for 
cracks or flat spots.  You'll have to pull the carpet up.  Do that from the 
passenger side.  And, if I remember correctly, pull down part of the heater 
vent - where it goes up to the defrosters.

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Durham" <62vair at gmail.com>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:43 PM
Subject: <VV> Catch in Clutch

> 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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