Yes it can spin when the slave is off. There are tabs or pins that will slide into your slave cyl. to keep it from spinning during operation.
Theoretically the rod should not spin and only move side to side to allow the slave to push the pressure plate away from the clutch. The earlier design had nothing to stop the rod from spinning, only the bearing in the pressure plate isolates the rod from the spinning of the plate. This solution is not 100% effective especially when the bearing starts to go. Later designs had the cross pins to stop the rod from spinning.The problem is I am reading mixed information. Some say the rod is supposed to spin while other say it is not. If I can spin it by hand, then as stated above the bearing is not seized, but it is moving with the engine on in neutral with the slave off.
Something is causing my leak. Seals replaced. Bearing not seized. Oberon slave bad?
don’t mean to be dense here, but what am I missing?