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Originally Posted by TurboKraft View Post
Question/idea: is it possible to do you trick of blocking the pedal down with the 2x4, and then use a pick tool or similar through the fingers of the PP and attempt to move the disc? If so, you can gauge the drag on it, both rotating and fore-aft on the splines.
So I just did exactly what you asked. With a long, thin screwdriver through the diaphragm with the clutch fully depressed and the car in neutral, it takes considerable force to spin the disc and you can hear it rubbing. The screwdriver shaft actually flexes a little in order to spin the disc. I have a small hook tool that I stuck in there and grabbed the disc spring to try to pull the disc away from the flywheel, but couldn't move it. I then used a pair of pliers and some leverage to grab the hook tool and try to pull it away and it broke off the tip inside the clutch and it still didn't move.

I am pretty sure the most likely scenario is the disc is stuck on the splined shaft, with the slim chance the PP is defective.

What do you think?
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