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04 Feb 2020 19:41 #218049 by wilt
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Hi all newbie here just bought a second hand Jimny 56 Plate with111600 miles on the Clock I've found when driving & depressing the Clutch Pedal it depresses & disengages the the Clutch but then there's about another inch of travel,any ideas?

Keith

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04 Feb 2020 19:58 #218050 by gv42
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04 Feb 2020 21:39 #218056 by Scimike
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Hi Keith, welcome to Jimny ownership and the forum.

I am not 100% sure if you actually have a problem (or I don't understand), I tend to go with if it works there is nothing wrong with it.

That said the clutch cable / pedal can be adjusted via a plastic bolt on the gearbox end of the cable, usually tight to get moving, but once free can be turned by hand.
You should have 10 - 20mm of free movement in the pedal before you feel an increase in resistance, this is the point at which you actually start to lift the clutch. It's best done by hand to feel for this point, if you feel nothing or it's greater than the above spec it needs adjustment.
If you can't get this within the limits of the adjuster then it's possible you cable has stretched too much or you clutch is on its last legs, but go with the cable adjustment etc first.
But then if it's working just drive and enjoy!
Mike

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04 Feb 2020 21:53 - 04 Feb 2020 21:53 #218059 by Max Headroom
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A Big Jimny welcome to the forums Keith from the Cotswold Hills


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05 Feb 2020 05:24 #218064 by Lambert
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Welcome to the forum. Agree with checking cable adjustments but it sounds about right?

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05 Feb 2020 20:34 #218085 by wilt
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Thanks Mike for the info I'm guessing probably the Clutch is at its limit it's not the smoothest when depressing the pedal but then I've been used to the Hydraulic type.Do you know how easy it is to drop the Gearbox & replace the Clutch if need be?

Keith

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05 Feb 2020 21:11 - 05 Feb 2020 21:13 #218086 by Scimike
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Hi Keith.
Replacing the clutch is a job I have yet to experience so I can't offer any tips. Like most jobs on the Jimny I doubt it will be difficult other than the discomfort of working under the vehicle, rather than the luxury of standing when working on a raised platform.
I am sure others have experience of doing this job so will be interested in the replies also. Alternatively it's not too expensive to get a local clutch specialist to replace it, I believe Max headroom got his replaced this way (or have I imagined this?) so may have an idea of cost.
Anyhow still check the cable adjustment first (it's free).
Here is a picture of the cable adjustment Nut (black bit) on the gearbox.
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05 Feb 2020 22:51 #218088 by Max Headroom
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Yep it was me ;)

My neighbour also got her Jimny clutch replaced by the same firm Mr Clutch in Swindon but there may be one near you
Furthermore two SAAB owners I know and a colleague with Landrover Freelander are all happy customers.


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05 Feb 2020 23:23 #218092 by Scimike
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Ok did not dream it. I have used a local Mr Clutch to do our Nissan, also happy with the work and very quick.
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06 Feb 2020 07:16 #218098 by kirkynut
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Welcome along!

A new cable is cheap enough and easy to fit, especially if a new clutch is going in for it to be disconnected anyway. So have a new one fitted with the clutch to be sure everything is like new and trouble free.

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15 Mar 2020 12:25 #219883 by wilt
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Thanks for your reply & sorry for taking so long to reply well in the end I took back to where I bought it from & they aledgeally replaced the Clutch & I must say its function is real!y smooth now just glides up n down with no snagging also there's no singing from the Clutch Release Bearing when you first start up lol
I have new problem now 2 WD Light flashing after me messing with the switches grrrr!

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15 Mar 2020 12:28 #219884 by wilt
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Thanks kirkynut

It's all been sorted now from where I bought it so happy days :o)

Keith

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