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Ducato clutch sticking

Discussion in 'TECH/MECH GENERAL' started by bigfish, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. bigfish

    bigfish Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Location:
    Eastleigh, Hants
    Hi

    Can anybody help me please.
    went out in the van on Saturday last, first time for a few
    weeks but all was well last time out.

    Anyway all was ok this time untilll we were coming home,
    and the clutch pedel started to stick down, never happened
    before and apart from this there were no other problems.

    Is it just a case of spraying wd40 around the pedel or do i have
    an expensive problem.

    All ideas / help greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. aba

    aba Funster

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    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    yorkshire
    depending on the age of your van.

    it could be the clutch arm on top of the gearbox has just got rusty with standing.
    it could be that the cable is starting to fray and has started sticking or is just seizing up.

    other than those i cant think of anything else.
    if you are able to do so disconnect the cable from the arm on the top of the gearbox and work it in and out to see if it is the cable at fault. if not give a squirt of wd40 where the arm goes into the gearbox and work it with the pedal inside.

    if you have to take it to someone to have it done the worst case scenario is they will have to remove the gearbox to free the arm.
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster

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    Location:
    Just South of Manchester
    Our Ducato has a one way restrictor in the clutch line to stop the clutch engaging too violently. When the clutch fluid is cold my foot is off the clutch then it starts to bite. Goes away as soon as things warm up.

    No idea if this has any connection to your problem.
  4. bigfish

    bigfish Funster

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    Location:
    Eastleigh, Hants
    Cheers gents

    i should have said its a low miles 02 reg van
    just seemed strange that it started to stick
    after i had been out.

    will give it a squirt and see what happens

    thank you
  5. darklord

    darklord

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    Location:
    essex
    Seeing as its an 02 model, that'll be two squirts of WD40, followed by two taps with a hammer, or two inches of gaffa tape somewhere,.........
  6. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Location:
    Cornwall
    Worst case scenario,:cry: Clutch Pedal is PLASTIC!! could be the "parrot's beak! that holds the tag at vthe end of the Clutch Cable is starting to go:Eek!:

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