[TR] TR3 Clutch not releasing

Geo Hahn ahwahneetr at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 12:52:26 MDT 2013

I had one that was *really* stuck -- had to jack up the rear end, start the
car with the gearbox in first & rev the engine as my wife released the
jack.  That got it.

I think many have had success with a somewhat gentler method -- possibly
start the car in gear & as you're rolling depress the clutch and romp on
the brakes.

Perhaps gentler still -- handbrake & foot brake on, clutch depressed, bump
the motor.

You get the idea.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM, <wbeech at flash.net> wrote:

> **
> Never had a clutch 'stick' before, other than rocking the car what is
> there?
> Bill
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Geo Hahn [mailto:ahwahneetr at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:45 PM
> *To:* Wbeech at flash.net
> *Cc:* Triumphs
> *Subject:* Re: [TR] TR3 Clutch not releasing
>   On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:57 AM, <wbeech at flash.net> wrote:
>> ...slave cylinder is operating the release arm but no disengagement.
> Based on that I would begin with one of the usual methods of unsticking a
> clutch.  the suggested method is pretty easy & gentle though when I have
> had this happen more 'shock & awe' was needed.
> Geo

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