Stuck in gear

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Stuck in gear
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Loving on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 06:22 pm:

Yesterday while on tour a friend stopped at a uphill stop sign behind another car, moved forward, stopped again, the car stalled. When he started it (electric starter) the car started and jerked ahead, and stalled.
It is stuck in gear.
He loaded it in the trailer and headed home.
What happened? Is it a faulty low speed band or clutch?
Something else?

Thanks,
Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Plank - Three Way, TN on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 07:02 pm:

Sounds like the clutch linkage on the pedal went over center due to improper adjustment. That will make the pedal lock down in low.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 07:26 pm:

Or maybe just the Bendix is stuck, preventing the starter from disengaging from the flywheel?

Try putting the car in high gear and pushing it back and forth (with the engine off!) to see if you can get the Bendix unstuck.

If the low pedal is indeed stuck down, you can yank it up by hand, then adjust the low speed band so that the band is tight with the pedal 1 to 1.5 inches above the floorboards. Then, follow the adjustment procedure below to set the correct length for the low speed link:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Tillstrom 30 miles N of Memphis TN on Monday, June 06, 2016 - 08:33 am:

Could be the transmission brake drum is wore out and the clutch is hung up. Seen that before.

If the low high pedal comes back with the lever forward, and sets itself in neutral with the lever pulled back and the car is still in gear, the clutch is hung up on worn lugs in the brake drum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Monday, June 06, 2016 - 08:36 am:

Did you guys bother to pull the floor boards and make sure the cotter pin did not fall out of the clutch link?


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