Okay so, heres the deal:
I've got an 020 with an ACT heavy duty six puck clutch kit installed and a peloquin lsd. The Car has been sitting in storage for the past few months and now the clutch seems to be stuck. When I try to put the car into gear (while running) it will not go into gear. I tried to start the car in first gear and it lurches forward and will not start however if i try to start it in fifth gear, it will start ( barely) and run, and the clutch will pull the car forward if i slowly release the pedal.
-I have looked at the finger (checked out okay)
-The throwout bearing is good and spins freely
-clutch pedal feels normal
Today, I decided the issue must be something with the clutch/pressure plate so I decided to pull the transmission and have a look, make sure everything is okay inside, to my surprise, everything looked okay, accept i noticed that the end of the pushrod that contacts the thrust plate seems to be very worn and quite "flat". I believe it should be rounded and "bullet" shaped.
More or less my question here is, could the "flat" end of the pushrod be causing all of my issues with my clutch or should I be looking for something else in the clutch/pressure plate assembly.... is it possible for the pushrod to be worn so badly on the end that it will not allow the clutch to function correctly?
I know that I could have changed the pushrod without pulling the transmission, however after talking with many people, most had suggested the clutch was faulty, so I decided to pull it and have a look.... Only took me about 30 minutes to get it all apart so it wasn't too bad.