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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2001, 06:56 PM
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clutch problem, confused

I just put a new clutch in a 77CJ7, 258, 3 speed. I had the flywheel resurfaced, new disc, and left in old 3 finger cover as it looked fine. New pilot bushing and throwout bearing. Tranny went in easy with tip found here on using short studs for alignment. The problem is the linkage doesn't seem to be long enuf for the existing set up, even when fully extended the pedal will go down about 2 inches before resistance is felt and it won't come all the way back up. Shortening the linkage causes the pedal to just fall to the floor. The new clutch disc looked like the old, just new, as did the throwout bearing. Put the "flywheel side" to the flywheel. What did I do to mess this up?

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Re: clutch problem, confused

Does your clutch fork have a pivot ball under it maybe it is worn or gone/lost, is your clutch linkage in good shape? When you get the flywheel resurfaced they take material off the flywheel face, moving the old 3 finger cover away from the clutch fork some. Do you have a body lift? You may have to modify you linkage to get it to work. Good Luck

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Re: clutch problem, confused

You messed up keeping your old "3 finger cover".
The "cover" also known as (AKA) your "pressure plate assembly" IMHO looks to be at fault here.
A diaphram fingered "LUK" brand replacement pressure plate may be in order in this case ...

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Right on Jaf. You always replace these at one time. New disc, pressure plate, and throwout/pilot bearings. NEVER cheat. It can cost you. Also did you check that the fork was in the throwout bearing correctly?

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