Originally Posted by SteveForbes
HELP!! 1972 500 Stuck in first gear after clutch adjustment. I took the plates out to clean them and adjusted the clutch afterwards. I have not yet tightened the 3 spring screws on pressure plate. Yesterday, I could shift through the gears. Today I cannot. Clutch adjustment works better than ever though!! Any advice
I have not yet tightened the 3 spring screws on pressure plate.
Tighten them before they fall off!
Get the manual, read it, go through step by step, and you should be ok!
How did you manage to get the spring nuts off in the first place?
These are 'pip' nuts which engage the ends of the springs and also a 'tang' in the bottom of the spring cups, which are also indexed to the pressure plate in order to lock all components into place once the pressure plate has been adjusted for an true-running lift while the lever is engaged.
Without the proper sequence of events- your just pissing in the wind!