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Clutch won't take, comes all the way out revs to 4000rps before anything. Just had spring, and plastic piece from back of pedal, clutch worked fine before this replacement

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It sounds like the clutch pedal cable is out of adjustment, Look for the point where the cable goes into the tranny, a try to locate a locking screw or bolt, This might have come loose during your recent repair.

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