Clutch noise after adjustment

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Clutch noise after adjustment

Postby BQUICK » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:13 am

If I adjust clutch pedal to 1" free play I get scraping noise when pressed all the way. Assume fingers touching flywheel?

It was set to 1 1/4 and these was more than normal gear clashing when putting into gear.

So I set it to 1 1/8 and seems good.

Why would it scrape at 1" (normal spec)?

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Re: Clutch noise after adjustment

Postby tst » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 am

the noise is the bearing retainer hitting the clutch fingers, 1 1/8 is the good number to use, check the wear of the graphite bearing also

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Re: Clutch noise after adjustment

Postby Glen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:40 pm

Hi,
Below is a post I wrote on, with a pic of a new throwout bearing, and clutch adjustment info.
The graphite sticks out of a new throwout bearing 5/16". The graphite can wear down from use. If it is worn down near the metal of the bearing, the metal can hit the pressure plate fingers. :)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106310

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Re: Clutch noise after adjustment

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:49 am

As Glen says, and the other thing that can cause your issue is pressure plate fingers that are adjusted too low. If all is well at 1 1/8" free travel, I probably would let it ride.

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Re: Clutch noise after adjustment

Postby Ben B » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:08 am

I don’t know if it has something to do with the type of clutch it has or not, but my 50 has the Auburn clutch and I have to adjust it like is mentioned here. If I take it to an inch, it clashes with something.

But, it doesn’t slip at 1 1/8”, so I put it back there and left it.
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