Clutch Clutch replaced but not fully engaged.

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Mike the Nic, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Mike the Nic

    Mike the Nic New Member

    I replaced all elements of my clutch and I think I got that part right. The clutch will disengage but it doesn't fully engage. It is not a strong, hard, contact. Maybe I didn't push the new pads in far enough. How far should they rise above the clutch pad openings? What else might keep the clutch from being fully engaged? Mike:(

  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    on the left side, there's a ball bearing that goes into the hole where the clutch arm goes into the case. you have to pull the left sidecover off to access this bearing, but if it fell out, you're clutch will have very little resistance. the bearing rides on the end of the clutch arm and without it, there will be a gap between the arm and the clutch shaft.

    you can also adjust the clutch by adjusting the flower nut in the center of the pressure plate. if you have the flower nut too far in or out, the clutch will slip or won't engage at all.
    i'm not an expert on clutches, i'm just speaking from my experience.
    there's a happy medium, but it takes trial and error adjusting the flower nut to find it.
  3. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member

    Ya, Dont lose that ball bearing. behiend bucking bar in clutch acess cover.