Clutch Problems

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Clutch Problems

Post by goalsquid » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:20 pm

Ok, I have only been a Pinz owner for 6 months. (1973 710M) I am trying to work out all the bugs in my vehicle in my quest to make it an awesome adventure traveler.

Today, my Pinz started acting up. I had not driven it for a few days. Today, when I pressed in my clutch pedal, she squeeled like a stuck pig. It did this all day. At this point my guess is the throwout bearing.

Then 3 miles from home, I am at a stop sign and BAM! The transmission engaged while I had the clutch pressed and the vehicle stalled on me. The clutch was no longer functional.

I started it in second gear and was able to shift on the fly into third and nurse her back home.

When I go tearing into this on Monday, what should I be looking for?
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Post by audiocontr » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Buffalo Eh? I'm originally from East Aurora. I know a great mechanic down there if you need one.

As far as I have read, you want to check for the clutch disc shattering. Otherwise its a couple hour job to swap them out. A little pricey though!

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Post by psychoman » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:21 am

Could just be the release bearing exploded. I had to do my clutch over x-mas, not a hard job at all, I had the gearbox out and sat on the floor within an hour without a problem. Probably worth doing this before you order any parts - you'll kick yourself if you buy a full clutch kit and its just the bearing...
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