[Healeys] clutch slave cylinder

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Apr 14 16:06:05 MDT 2016

I'll be the first of many to say: Clutch flex line is collapsed internally. 



About 15K miles ago I replaced the clutch (1960 BT7) and put in a new throw out bearing. Recently I heard the dreaded metal-on-metal sound when depressing the clutch peddle. Upon removing the trans, I found the throw out bearing completely worn down to the steel casting – hence the metal-on-metal sound. On reassembly, I noted that the clutch slave cylinder put constant thrust on the push rod keeping the bearing in contact with the pressure plate release arms. Obviously this is what caused the throw out bearing to ware out so fast. I replaced the master cylinder and blead the system extensively – absolutely no air in the system. Yet the slave cylinder continues to press the throw out bearing into the pressure plate. Any ideas as to why this is happening???? 

Ed O’Neal 

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