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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2000, 05:18 PM
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I just spent the last two days working on what I thought to be a clutch linkage problem. The bellcrank seemed to have cracked the fire wall where it bolts on, so I got a large piece of 1/4 inch steel and made a new platform for it. You see, as I came home Friday, the clutch all the sudden would not disengage the transmission. I just figured it was the flex in the fire wall, but after I fixed that, it doesn't matter how tight I adjust the linkage-the clutch still will not disengage. I can see the throwout bearing pushing on the pressure plate and everything looks alright. I'm really fed up and hope someone out there can give me some good advice.

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Re: crazy clutch

I had a similar problem with my old toyota celica, I replaced the slave cylinder master cylinder and that didn't fix it so I tore into the clutch its self and that was the problem, one of the rubber bushings in the clutch had came out and got wedged in between the fly wheel and clutch and would not disengage, a new clutch solved the problem. Hope this helps......... good luck!

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Re: crazy clutch

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Skeleton-guy has it nailed I would say. A piece of lining has peeled off and is holding the clutch engaged. Try this.....with your clutch pedal down to the floor in third gear, and at a fairly low speed for that gear, floorboard the throttle. The huge torque generated will cause the clutch to slip and will propably chew up the debris and spit it out. It is, however, going to be time for a new clutch very soon.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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Re: crazy clutch

Is the pressure plate a three finger Borg and Beck style or is it a Diaphram style with a bunch of little fingers on the pressure plate? I had one go out on a Wrangler that only had a couple of the small fingers on the diaphram bent. It was just enough to keep the clutch disc from engageing and never fully disengageing the clutch to shift gears.
(I learned the hard way that you never shift gears when you are stuck in mud up to you fenders.)
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Yes, I have the diaphram type with all of the little fingers. What gets me though is that the jeep ran fine for a solid hour around town. Then I came home and let it sit in neutral while I moved some crap out of my parking spot and when I got back in to put in into gear, no dice. It's like the sky fell with no warning. I haven't even beaten the thing in a couple of weeks...I'm talking about my CJ-7.

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