I just put in my motor 258 ands having problems seems like clutch does not work right.. has anyone ever had to replace the adjuster and put a longer one on it seems like it is not pushing back far enough..any ideas hints or suggestions
Check your throw-lever (better known as the bellcrank) for wear and check the rotation on the bushings in the brackets. The stock adjusters wear pretty quickly sometimes and they will wear oblong holes. There are some good aftermarket adjuster rods and bellcrank throws out there... http://www.jeep4x4center.com/cj7/Clutch_Linkage.htm
The oblong holes and notching of the rods should still not put the mechanism to the point where he has no more adjustment. I've seen them worn to the point where the rods are about to wear thru and the holes are very worn, and there was still plenty of adjustment on the threaded rod.
He'll just have to check to see how far it is pushing the transmission throw... I've seen them wear and work too... but every shift was hard or grinds because the clutch was still not far enough off contact with the flywheel. Can you give us any more details about what the problems/symptoms are?
well i had a problem when i went to put the stick shift back in the tranny (t150) was not lined up so i removed the top cover and put gears back into n and reinstalled.. shifts great i have noticed that the spring under the dash is broke on the foot lever but i should still get peddle and i have none i have put in several clutches and i think the problem may lie with the plate itself.. i traded in the original and the dude at autozone said the have a replecment for this and the center spline did not look the same but took it anyway.. it was wider or taller this one he gave me was shorter i took his word for it and no i have way to much play... the arm looked good replaced the spring inside and the bearing under the arm.. and throwout bearing used the same pressure plate lined up right and it just seems like it does not engage.. probably the best solution is to pull out and get a new clutch that matches..what brand is a good one and not real expensive and do not mind reman.. let me know summer just about over and looking at this jeep does me no good i want to cruise with the top off
the piece coming out of the bellcrank.. that hooks up to the adjuster part.. its alittle tab.. should be straight down.. you can adjust the rod going to the pedal for that.. that should give you enough throw then..
i had this problem also when i put in this different tranny.. my bellcrank is at some obtuse angle.. and it still works..
ok with my cut off tool and backwoods design.. the clutch engages but makes a great sounding noise one I have never heard..hard to describe not real irritaing but grindy..what i did being i am real cheap..was went to ace got a bolt took the adjuster apart and tried to screw it in the hole well i just ended up forcing it in there..and then started to cut away..they make couplers that connect two threaded rods together 3 for 2 of them that was the most expensive part except the wasp and hornet spray they had it on sell and it seems that they have made a couple nests in my jeep so that was the funniest part of the evening..killing bees and wasp's..well it works but it does not sound good..like always i will burn it up looking to buy a good one has anybody had anyluck with the centerforce or should i just go get a 140 dollar kit...from local parts store.. what would be best..