Originally Posted by wildemere
Had a look at the clutch rod? It sometimes wears causing this issue.
Its the 8mm rod that the clutch cam pushes on.
Once it wears through the case hardening it wears away fast.
ok i have attached a picture of the clutch rod and cam...the rod looks fne, but i can see some wear on the cam... also attached a picture of the clutch arm (handle not pulled in) so everyone can see how far in the arm is having to be pulled...
the more i read and understand, i am starting to believe the worn cam is having some sort of effect on pushing the rod, therefore not disengaging the engine. when i pull the clutch handle in now (the way it is in the picture) the clutch are gets snagged and i have to pull it back with my hands, again i think this is happening because of the worn cam and rod.
hope this helps everyone, and thanks for continuing to post