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Sorry for your trouble. If your friend is honest about the clutch working ok when he parked it. If it hasen't been disengauged for those 4 years. I have had this happen before sometimes the clutch won't disengauge ast all. The clutch meteral can grow fast to the flywheel or the presure plate. The proper way to remidy the problem is to replace the clutch & presure plate & cut the fly wheel. The quick fix and probably the cheepest would be to place the vehicle higher gear and reve the engine causing the clutch to slip. you will have to do this a number of time don't mine the smell it will go away. If this works for you you have worn some life off the clutch but you may have saved some money. Remember to press accept if you are happy with my answer as this is how we get paid. Thanks for using Just Answers. Jim
So like 4th gear? Just put it in 4th and rev it so it stays running?
I would be really surprised if he was not telling the truth, he is trying to help me fix it!
So essentially this breaks the clutch free? Is is corrision that holds the clutch and keeps it from disengaging?
Yes 3 or 4 slip it may smoke a little. Don't do it to long so as to over heat the presure plate springs to take the temper out of them. You may need too do this a couple of times if it improves the problem just noermal driving should finish polishing the flywheel & presure plate. But it could have ddone enough damage it may never get better with out replacement. Jim
It Does reliease Some doesn't it it just doesn't shift easly?
Thiss should help then. I have had them stick so bad you had to pry the disc loose front the flywheel & presure plate. samething happens to disc brakes that sit with out moving i have had them take a chunk of castiron out of the rotors.
Yes, It seems like it does disengage a little because I can faintly hear the while if the throwout bearing.
It was drove about 5 miles to my house with my friend driving and power or speed shifting.. something like the IDK. I tried it earlier and will here again in a bit.
I hope it becomes normal for you. Jim