Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
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Probably the clutch not fully disengaging. Try starting it in first or reverse with the clutch down, and when the idle settles out, lift ever so slightly on the pedal. If it engages very abruptly with just a little pedal movement off the floor, then the clutch isn't fully disengaging. If it creeps as soon as the engine starts, it's def. a clutch disengagement issue.
* Bushing on the clutch master pushrod eyelet - couple possible fixes for it
* Bushings in the pedal box - Q&D test - rest your right foot very lightly on the brake pedal, then work the clutch pedal with your left foot. If you feel "feedback" through the brake pedal in your left foot, pedal box bushings are bad. $20 at the dealer
* Hydraulics - best fix is a complete master-line-slave kit pre-built pre-bled
* Bent/damaged fork - IIRC, dealer has a new improved version
* Weak pressure plate fingers - new clutch time if it's this
Do you find sometimes the engine won't crank with the key unless you mash way effin' hard on the clutch pedal like you're gonna push it through the cab floor?