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Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

A couple of weeks ago I did the Daystar 1" body lift on my 84 CJ7. No problems that stand out in terms of the installation. Lowering the radiator shroud was about all that 'appeared' necessary. However, since then I have notice a very slight noise which I hesitate to call 'grinding' because it is much milder than that. The clutch is about 6 months old and works fine from a shifting perspective, not hanging/sticking and the action is smooth. However, sitting a a stop light in neutral there is a distinct 'rubbing' sound that goes away once I depress the clutch. It does seem to be louder in first and second gear as well. I have never noticed this prior to the BL install. I did not mess with any linkages during the BL install and perhaps that is my problem. I don't really know where to begin on this but I have a feeling that something is not adjusted correctly.

What should I be looking for? I am a true newbie in the clutch world. Any comments and suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

Lifting your body, even an inch, may have allowed for the release bearing to ride against the clutch forks. Check your adjustment. I look for about 1.5 to 2 inches of free travel at the top of the swing. Good Luck [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

Or check the clutch linkage from underneath. Raising the body raises the body end of the bellcrank. That could cause a side load on the release fork.
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

Does 1.5 to 2" of free travel at the top of the swing mean that when the clutch is fully depressed that it pulls the disk back 1.5" to 2" from the flywheel?
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

No, "top of the swing" just means from where the pedal is at rest to starting to push it in. The 1-2" is measured at the pedal pad.
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

Thanks. I'm in mid T18 swap and reading about how to adjust the clutch. The manual talks about 1.25" travel and I haven't been able to figure out where I'm supposed to measure this.
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Re: Clutch noise after 1\" body lift ??????

Hey Drury, any way you could PM me a copy of that manual or direct me to a site that has it?
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