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Clutch problem

Bucks7

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I’ve got a 1982 Wb ute that I’ve just started as a project. It’s got a 202 in it, was originally a 3 on tree but was converted to a 4 on floor.

Got a problem with the clutch, however. It’s stuck to the floor. Car goes in to gear fine when the car is off but when the car is on it doesn’t go in at all - doesn’t grind at all just won’t go.

I assume the clutch plate has stuck to the flywheel as it hadn’t been started in 20 or so years but if anyone’s got any other ideas of what it could be I’d love to know.

I’ve tried starting it in gear with the clutch in but was wondering if there was any other things I could try?

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Are you able to remove the clutch inspection cover, remove the clutch cable (I think they have a cable), unbolt the pressure plate and move it towards the gearbox? I think you have enough room to be able to do that.....This might help determine if the pressure plate is stuck to the clutch plate.
 

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As Above ^^^^

I seconds that, and yes they are a Cable Clutch with a Brass Ball at each end of the cable,
[Cables didn't last long on a Heavy Duty Clutch]

Know them to well, as I had a 1972 HQ also, with a 202
and Converted it from a 3 Speed on the Column, to a 4 On the Floor with a M20 Aussie 4 Speed,
Has a banjo diff in it, and broke so may damn axles, I ripped it out and put in a Salisbury Diff,
Was a great tow car for our Motor Bike trips to Labertouche.
 

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Maybe start it up let it get warm then rev it up to see if it frees up.
 

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Being a WB it should have a cable clutch.

If the pedal is on the floor my first guess would be a broken cable, the WB's didn't have a return spring on the pedal and just relied on the pressure plate diaphragm on the flywheel to bring the pedal up.
 

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Are you able to remove the clutch inspection cover, remove the clutch cable (I think they have a cable), unbolt the pressure plate and move it towards the gearbox? I think you have enough room to be able to do that.....This might help determine if the pressure plate is stuck to the clutch plate.
Thanks for the tip, just got under the car then and removed the inspection cover had a look at things and should be able to move it backwards.

Already had a look at the clutch cable and it seems to be all good with no breaks.
 
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