Thread: I'm Baffled!
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Old 03-01-2003, 09:41 PM
kip Foss kip Foss is offline
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I am not familiar with your specific clutch but from my years under standard shift cars I will offer this. There should be a lever that goes from the slave cyl. across a ball pivot, into the bell housing and branches into two fingers that go into a collar on the pressure plate. As you push the clutch peddal in the slave cyl. pushes this fork against the pivot which inturn depresses a set of springs on the pressure plate and frees the clutch disk from the flywheel. If one or both of these fingers has broken off you can not depress the springs on the pressure plate. Old US cars had an inspection cover under the bell housing that you could remove and check this. I doubt that MB has one since this would make things too easy. You might be able to remove the slave cyl. and wiggle the fork. There should be vritually no fore and aft movement in the fork.
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