Very odd gears/clutch issue

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Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by CorbynRocks » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:58 pm

Hello everyone- I need some help with a puzzle I cannot figure out
I fitted a new clutch to my robin and the first time testing driving it has not been good. First gear doesn’t work at all! There’s just no power to the wheels. Reverse works fine... with the engine off I can put it in any gear including first and it will engage the wheels like if you left it in gear not trusting the handbrake...
there’s also a clattering noise like something is loose, but I don’t know where that’s coming from... it comes and goes.
I must have not reassembled it quite right.
I also removed the gear lever when I took the gearbox out and I’m not sure what gear it was in when I did that... but it feels entirely normal shifting gears.
Anyone have any idea what’s wrong?
I’m not gonna search for any more clues today- I’m not in the mood.
Thanks in advance
Jamie

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by Wheaters » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:25 pm

Check that the wire 'C' clip that is designed to hold the gear lever "cup" in place hasn't come out - they can be awkward to get fully located.

If it has come out, even at one end, the "cup" holding the gear lever will have popped up slightly, so that it can't fully engage on the selector forks.

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by johno » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:17 am

did you center the clutch plate before tightening the clutch housing up?
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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by CorbynRocks » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:21 am

Just realised I forgot to put oil in the gearbox.
Anyone selling a gearbox? I need the pre engaged starter type

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by Wheaters » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Why did you drain the gearbox oil to change the clutch? :lol: :whistle:

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by acid andy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:33 pm

Maybe he was trying to make the gearbox lighter to move. :)
Jamie are you sure you killed it? Did you try it refilled?
Push the pedal to the errr.. glass-reinforced plastic! 8-)

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by CorbynRocks » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:32 pm

Wheaters wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Why did you drain the gearbox oil to change the clutch? :lol: :whistle:
It was also an engine change. Gearbox oil was dripping all over my living room so I drained it.

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Re: Very odd gears/clutch issue

Post by CorbynRocks » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:34 pm

acid andy wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Maybe he was trying to make the gearbox lighter to move. :)
Jamie are you sure you killed it? Did you try it refilled?
Pretty sure it’s not gonna drive. It will sit in first gear with the engine running and the clutch fully engaged without stalling... and I can hear something bouncing around in there sometimes.

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