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Reitman 09-22-2001 07:35 PM

Better linkage setup????
Okay now I'm getting kinda pissed. I'm going to work and the clutch pedal goes to the floor. I hop out and look and the linkage has separated at the pivot closest to the tranny. I pulled out the plastic bushing and it was sorta eaten up. In went a new one..thank goodness I ordered a couple extra last time...and then I was putting the metal clip on and it didn't seem to go in to securely. I just ordered a couple new ones. Well, same thing happened today going to work..popped on foot for a mile to work.

What I am wondering is..1- Why are these bushings getting eaten, and 2- is there a better way to hold everything together other than a tiny metal clip?

Thanks for any suggestions...


jeepgod 09-23-2001 06:17 AM

Re: Better linkage setup????
did you clean out the bellcrank? its just a hollow tube.. so it can get filled with crap... put some clean grease in it...
is everythig lined up correctly.. it should be in a straight line.. mine is all messed up.. due to body damage.. and i dont have problems with it..
not only straight.. but everything should be tight..side to side.... so even if those plastic peaces wear out.. it should still work enough to get you home.. sounds like something isnt lined up correctly..

<font color=orange>survival is instinct, but living takes guts</font color=orange>

CJDave 09-23-2001 08:12 AM

Re: Better linkage setup????
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] How are your ENGINE/TRANNY mounts? It sounds like the engine/tranny assembly is moving a little too much.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

A Jeep Skunkworks run by Moonguys[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img], buildin' the ultimate SNOJEEP!

Reitman 09-23-2001 11:27 AM

Re: Better linkage setup????
Yeah, Dave, I noticed that the nut had fallen off the stabilizer stud. Anyone happen to know the size nut I need now?

I am glad I noticed that after only the second time of this thing coming apart.

Thanks guys


bluseman2a 09-23-2001 09:23 PM

Re: Better linkage setup????
Mile High Jeep Rebuilders carries a kit by a company called 4+ that replaces all the crap in the rods with a moly tube and rod ends, so the linkage is heavier and works smoother. The bell-crank is the same, but all the pivot points work better.

Mine is on order, I'll let you know how it works when I get it in.

Also, if you have a body lift, that could be throwing off the geometry of the linkages.

'83 CJ-7 nothing original but the tub and axle tubes

**DONOTDELETE** 09-24-2001 09:51 AM

Re: Better linkage setup????
Stop wasting your time with replacement linkage parts and switch to a hydraulic setup. You can get all the parts for about $200 and do the work yourself. Real easy swap and you'll never have to worry about the clutch falling apart again. just my $.02

"The Beast"

shawnscj 09-24-2001 10:04 AM

Re: Better linkage setup????
I plan on replacing all that linkage on mine with a hydlaulic set up. One time I hit a pot hole that was so big, my head hit the hard top, but only after I spit my teeth out. Then when I had to come to a stop I had no clutch, the linkage blew apart. Hydraulic sounds to be teh way to go.

How do peole hook that stuff up when they have a body lift?

85 CJ7, 258 Nuttered, SRS, 2"YJ BDS, $100 paint job

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