Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action... - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

I finally got to Roanoke to get my Jeep...let's just say...don't buy a Jeep off E-bay...

Anyways...I have to let the clutch pedal out about 3/4 of the way before it grabs..is this a simple adjustment of the linkage..and if so, which way does it need to go? Otherwise, what else can I do to fix this? BTW 304 w/3spd tranny

Thanks in advance..

Sean
Reitman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 07:36 AM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,487
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
Re: Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

It may be a simple adjustment, or it could signal the end of the road for the friction disk. All you can do is adjust it and see what happens.

The adjustment is probably at the release arm next to the bell housing.
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 09:13 AM
Can't Get Enough
 
RickB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Erie, Pa
Posts: 1,125
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

I agree with Jim_Lou. It could be either. The adjustment is a threaded arm next to the release arm. You would want to extend it about 2-3 full turns. That's 2 or 3, not 23.
RickB is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 11:25 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 524
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

ahh, you can that clutch in the 304 till the linkage is scary unsafe looking.... The other thing to look for, the bellcrank on our cj's are pieces of [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]. Mine has been really scary looking for a while and I think a complete new bellcrank setup is only like 50 bucks. I am actually going to breakdown and buy one before she lets go while I am driving. Even though you only need the clutch for first and reverse....

irjpr is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

Yes I am scared of what I keep finding on this thing. I tried to adjust the linkage, but the jam nut is pretty well frozen in place. I don't want to torque it too hard and risk something breaking. I'll work for sure on it when I get it home...if I get it home..

I can already see that I have lots more work to do that expected, but I guess thats the way it goes.

Sean
Reitman is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2003, 12:07 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 524
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Got my CJ 5...lots of clutch pedal action...

not sure how far home is, but your best bet is probably to limp it home and then give it a good look over. Its a project, and hopefully you understood that when you bought it. (what jeep isn't a project??? Except maybe a j-truck!)
irjpr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome