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Post by GF217 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:42 am

So I was driving my car last night, which is 2000 Daewoo Lanos, went to put it in reverse to parallel into a space. As I put in reverse, the clutch pedal got stuck down. I tried to put the car back in neutral but it was stuck in gear. I eventually managed to hook the clutch pedal up with my foot, but when I pressed it down it got stuck again. I also heard something fall off underneath of the car (I have attached a photo of the two parts that fell off onto the road).

In the end I had to get someone to steer while I pushed it into the parallel parking space. So it's off the road now, but isn't going anywhere soon.

Does anyone have any ideas what this could be? I had the clutch replaced a year ago so would hope it's not that. Also does anyone know that the two parts in the photo are?

Thanks :)
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Post by ayjay » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:23 am

I'm no expert by any means, but looking at the parts, the ball on the top part will fit into the socket on the other part and operate the actual clutch (probably via a release bearing) when the pedal is pressed.

So when you press the clutch pedal now, there's nothing connecting the pedal to the actual clutch mechanism.
One day it will all be firewood.
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Post by dewaltdisney » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:46 am

I hate to tell you that I suspect that this is a broken clutch shaft that actuates the clutch, I hope I am wrong. It means getting the part and getting the clutch out to fix it. If this is the case it may mean that this car is uneconomical to repair which I am sure you do not want to hear. You really need someone who knows about cars to have a look at it for you and then you can make a decision. I really hope I am wrong.

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Post by Dave54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:55 am

If you look online for that clutch, it looks like the slave cylinder pushrod and boot.
The lever looks like it may have snapped off a "clutch cross shaft". Not quite sure though.
Any signs of broken weld etc on that lever?
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Post by dewaltdisney » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 pm

Dave, I think it is this bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0uPPDIEJU I hope not.

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Post by Dave54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:22 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Dave, I think it is this bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0uPPDIEJU I hope not.

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Yes, I reckon so. I thought it was slightly different, but looking again it's the same.
Depends whether you have to take the box off to get at it.
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Post by dewaltdisney » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:38 pm

If you look through the four videos it is a bit of a palaver to do, assuming you can get the part? That is why I suggested it is uneconomical to repair.

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Post by Dave54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:00 pm

Big job. As you say, it looks like an uneconomical repair on a 20 year old motor.
Unless you can DIY OP?
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Post by GF217 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:39 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:46 am
I hate to tell you that I suspect that this is a broken clutch shaft that actuates the clutch, I hope I am wrong. It means getting the part and getting the clutch out to fix it. If this is the case it may mean that this car is uneconomical to repair which I am sure you do not want to hear. You really need someone who knows about cars to have a look at it for you and then you can make a decision. I really hope I am wrong.

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Yeah was expecting that to be honest. It is an old car so probably best to cut my losses here. I'll have a look at those videos you found though, maybe ask around and get an idea. Thanks for having a look. :)
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Post by dewaltdisney » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:48 pm

Good luck I hope you get it sorted :thumbright:

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Post by Dave54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:18 pm

Yes, hope you can get it sorted.
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Post by Bob225 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 am

The slave is external to the gearbox, it all depends on what else is broken if its just a slave they are cheap enough

Edit. its the release arm for the throw out bearing that's snapped off, that's a gearbox out job as you need to remove the roll pins out of the clutch fork (holds the throw out bearing) the parts aren't too bad but if you can't do the job yourself the labour is going to be the killer at £2-300 depending on where you are

Edit 2. The arm is a GM part - Vauxhall in the uk or Chevy in the usa I Have not confirmed the part number 96144874
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Post by Dave54 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:55 am

Bob225 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 am
the slave is external to the gearbox, it all depends on what else is broken if its just a slave they are cheap enough
If you have a look at that video DWD linked to, it looks as if the external lever has snapped off the cross shaft that goes into the housing and operates the clutch.
Engine out job to replace it by the look of it. :sad:
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Post by Bob225 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 pm

Dave54 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:55 am
Bob225 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:40 am
the slave is external to the gearbox, it all depends on what else is broken if its just a slave they are cheap enough
If you have a look at that video DWD linked to, it looks as if the external lever has snapped off the cross shaft that goes into the housing and operates the clutch.
Engine out job to replace it by the look of it. :sad:
i must of done the edit while you posted dave
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