Just replaced the clutch in a type 1 beetle engine that is in my trike. When I push down on pedal it seems to suddenly jump and when released can't ride the clutch. help

Asked by May 29, 2017 at 04:23 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

Question type: General

Pedal feels like it suddenly either is engaged or disengaged so when trying to
pull away you jerk forward and can not hold it on the clutch on a hill. Engine is
an 1300 twin port from a 71 - 73 modal but gearbox is from a pre 71 modal.

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Did you replace the through out bearing also AND did you resurface the fly wheel. Also make sure you adjusted the clutch cable properly with little free play

Hi. I replaced the throw out bearing, friction plate and pressure plate. Also replaced the bearing release arm. Did not resurface the fly wheel. Have not got a clutch cable as was replaced with a s/steel rod before I obtained the trike. Was thinking about installing a hydraulic system.

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