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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Is this clutch right?

Hello, I am putting an AX-15 in my CJ-7 so I did not get the luxury of seeing how this came apart and I am wondering if I did it correctly. It looks like the slots for the release bearing clip go in the pivot side from pictures I have seen so that is what I did. What about the slave cylinder? What do you do with that plastic clip? Cut the tabs off and leave the tip? Are there supposed to be any springs holding the ends of the arm on the pivots? I have a little clip (on the paper in the pic) but it fits pretty loose.

What pulls the bearing off when your foot is off the clutch?

I do not have any return springs in the system, are there supposed to be any? If so where?

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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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Anyone know? I would like to put it in tonight.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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The little clip goes on the passenger side pivot. Should have a little wheel bearing grease in the pivot also. Once in place it seemed loose but works fine. The rest looks good. The slave cylinder when installed you will leave the plastic strap installed. It is designed to break on first engagement. However you have to bleed the slave look at the instructions. if it is not already bled. I pointed mine at the floor and actuated 20 times with cap off of master. Checked fluid lever and repeated and then install in bell housing. I have never looked back it works great and it was an easy upgrade to an internal slave 89YJ.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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The little clip goes on the passenger side pivot. Should have a little wheel bearing grease in the pivot also. Once in place it seemed loose but works fine. The rest looks good. The slave cylinder when installed you will leave the plastic strap installed. It is designed to break on first engagement. However you have to bleed the slave look at the instructions. if it is not already bled. I pointed mine at the floor and actuated 20 times with cap off of master. Checked fluid lever and repeated and then install in bell housing. I have never looked back it works great and it was an easy upgrade to an internal slave 89YJ.
Okay thanks!

So there is no return spring anywhere?

Seems like that leaves the release bearing holding the weight of the pedal and the spring in the hydraulics back all of the time. Not a big load but enough to keep it spinning/wearing.
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The release bearing is pushed back by the pressure plate springs. The weight of the clutch peddle assy doesn't hurt it at all there is a spring on the peddle assy for return.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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The release bearing is pushed back by the pressure plate springs. The weight of the clutch peddle assy doesn't hurt it at all there is a spring on the peddle assy for return.
Yeah, that is my concern. I do not have a spring on the pedal. That is easy enough to add after the transmission is in though. Thanks for the help.
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The last time I installed an external slave on a YJ it was pre-bled but I had to pump the pedal quite a bit to get the rest of the air out since it did not have a bleeder valve.
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The new slave cylinders without a bleeder can be bled easily. Remove from bell housing and point the piston rod at the ground. With the cap off the master you actuate the piston 20 times check fluid level and repeat. Instal final service and should be good to go.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #9
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There is a pedal return spring in the master cylinder. No need to worry about return springs. The rest of what the others above have said is correct. I just did mine that way a few weeks ago
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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It is in now and seems to work well. Makes a bit of a whirring sound when the clutch is depressed for some reason though.
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It is in now and seems to work well. Makes a bit of a whirring sound when the clutch is depressed for some reason though.
When you depress the clutch the throwout bearing / assembly pushes against the pressure plate prongs (springs) and you might hear the T.O. bearing making noise as it spins at the same speed as the motor. It Should be quite.

Someone else might chime in with more experience on that. I can't here mine in any of my cars except in the past, when it went bad.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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It is not a lot of noise and I did not have the center cover on. I don't really hear it now with the cover on.

Transmission seems to be working good except it does not want to go into 5th. It has gone in on the bench, sitting still in the Jeep, and at speed but most of the time it won't go in. No grinding, it just does not go in.

The AX-15 is much more notchy than the T-5, the slots for the gears are much more defined.
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