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\'83 CJ7 clutch adjustment

just got a new cj. well an 83 but this thing is clean. the p/o mentioned the feel on the clutch pedal being at the top and it is. is there a way to adjust the cluth to spare the life on the cluth till i get some cash to get a new one? any suggestions for a clutch? thanks
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Re: \'83 CJ7 clutch adjustment

If it has mechanical linkage there is a threaded rod between the bellcrank and the arm sticking out the side of the bellhousing. Screw it together to shorten it. Don't go nuts - take it a little at a time.

If it's hydraulic, you're scrod - the clutch is really worn out.
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Re: \'83 CJ7 clutch adjustment

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If it has mechanical linkage there is a threaded rod between the bellcrank and the arm sticking out the side of the bellhousing. Screw it together to shorten it. Don't go nuts - take it a little at a time.

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A 1983 CJ with I6 will likely be mechanical linkage. So like Jim said, a little at a time.

Somewhere I read that there should be 1 1/2" of free travel at the top of the peddle movement so that's what I try to set. Seems to make the peddle feel right.

You might want to make the adjustment with the motor cold, it's between the exhaust pipe and the frame rail. Long hex adjuster with a jam nut, almost enough room to get you hands in there.

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Re: \'83 CJ7 clutch adjustment

I also have a 83 cj7 that I bought a few years ago.
When I got it would not shift the smothest.I was not familar with a standard at the time and had no real reference point to how the clutch should feel.To make a long story short.
A)few visit to garage to have clutch adjusted.
would work better for a while.
b)another time one of the cross linkage part was replace
c)another time had one of the linkage pivot arms bronze
to take up some of the slack taken up.
d)was even told that the clutch was most likely gone

The above is a problem I put up for over a year and a half

Solution and What i Learn.
I bought a complete linkage system from clutch pedal down.
for $150.00 cdn.Install linkage system myself and then
adjust clutch.Has work perfect since.

What i have learn
A)No use adjusting a clutch if there is any play in the linkage
B)If there is play in one pivot point the other pivot
points are not far behind in developing play
C)It was a lot cheaper replaceing the whole linkage system
than trying to temp. repair different parts of system
d)watch out for suggestion that are the most expense
and complicated
I do not know if this helps ron
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Re: \'83 CJ7 clutch adjustment

Very true dogman, have to agree with Jim. [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]

I went through some of that with the Yellow Jeep.

Here's kit for 76 to 86 CJs:

<u>$78.95 </u>

Not too expensive.

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