pato2387

2000 Honda 400 EX clutch wont engage

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i have a 2000 honda 400ex i took the right crank case off to look at my clutch and when i went to put it back together i can get the case and the lifter arm to line up and there fore my clutch wont engage is there a trick to this please help!!!

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Did you remove any of the spring or clutches

maybe your cable is out of adjustment and not letting the cover line up (maybe slightly engaged??)

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im not sure i didnt remove anything from the clutch i just opened it up because when i put the new cable on it wouldnt engage the clutch so i thought there was something wrong with the lifter arm. it seemed as if the lifter arm was in good shape. i dont know if im just reinstalling it wrong.

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did you install the cable back in the same position as the old or did you go by the service manual and readjust it. maybe the old cable was too slack and the new one needs less adjustment

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i didnt try the new cable yet cause when i tried to manually move the arm were the cable attaches to it wouldnt engage or does it need the cable to engage it. i just figured if u cant move it by hand then the cable would be able to do anything

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If you are talking about the arm on the engine I believe you need the cable to move it because the pressure exerted by the clutch springs are more than you can do with your hand. I am not exactly sure so dont quote me.

I dont know if the service manual has the arm movement freeplay in it but i would check to make sure that is within spec. If not you would prolly have to remove clutches for a deeper inspection.

Anyone else familiar with this problem?

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thank you for the help i am going to give that a shot toda. i will let you know how it turns out later

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i apoligize for taking so long to get back to everyone its just my job has me super busy. the problem turned out to be the cable it turns out that your hand does not have enough power to engage the clutch.

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