Clutch slaves have been known to go away. It's not a normal occurance but it does happen.
Just to make sure again that it's not the master cylinder, If you open the bleeder valve on the clutch slave, the pedal will push to the floor??
If this happens, then the MC is OK. Next, remove the nut from the slave that adjusts the throw out bearing fork. Put a large crescent wrench on the throw out fork and move it towards the engine. If the arm works then the problem is the slave. Any dunebuggy shop will have a new slave, usually around $35.00 to $45.00. Remove the old slave, install the new one and bleed out the air.
Larry Jowdy- 2002 Beck #71
Joined: 09 Dec 2002
Location: L.A. Ca. U.S.A.
Posted: 11 Apr 2004 09:02 am Post subject:
thanx for your prompt reply, I cracked the bleeder valve and the pedal depressed. I then removed the slave and tried the pedal, went 1/4 way down and rock hard the slave rod does not move, then I tried moving the throw out fork and it seems to rotate on the shaft, also seems to have a crack in it (see pic) is the shaft splined? is the arm hard to replace?
Thanx for looking.
The hardest part of replacing the arm is dealing with the spring. They don't usually break but who know's.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you may also have other problems that caused the crack. The clutch may be screwed up and won't release thus causing undue pressure on the arm and on the slave.
It's hard to diagnose over the computer.
Larry Jowdy- 2002 Beck #716
Thanx to Larry for his input. anyone else have any suggestions??