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Calibra Modifications & Calibra Maintenance => Technical Troubleshooting & Servicing => Topic started by: brblom on September 09, 2018, 07:32:05 AM

Title: STIFF CLUTCH AND NEW CLUTCH CABLE TIP
Post by: brblom on September 09, 2018, 07:32:05 AM
I installed a new Clutch Cable in my Calibra, i couldn't figure out the old cable, it kept needing running adjustment and finally i had no adjustment left. so new cable. awesome, nasty jobbie but changed, then a week later, the clutch pedal jammed on the floor. this required some skill at timming traffic lights to get the car home without useing the clutch. took an hour an a half to travel what i normally do in 30 minutes. the problem was the thrust bearing was jamming on its support, i had been on a few dusty dirt roads and it was really  grubby in the clutch thrust bearing area, a quick clean with some brake cleaner and then lubricate with spray grease and WD40 had it working a charm, my stiff clutch is now very easy and very smooth drives a treat. just thought it might help someone with a stiff clutch, clean the thrust bearing.
Title: Re: STIFF CLUTCH AND NEW CLUTCH CABLE TIP
Post by: se5let on September 14, 2018, 20:29:50 PM
You have to take the gearbox off for that? Defo do in the Turbo. So easier to replace the lot while there.
Title: Re: STIFF CLUTCH AND NEW CLUTCH CABLE TIP
Post by: ALZ1307 on September 15, 2018, 09:28:33 AM
Mine seized on the way to Silverstone. No amount of lube was sorting that out haha!. As hinted at, why not replace the lot when it was off?