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Unread 08-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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1973 CJ5 throwout bearing lever question

When I re-installed my trans/transfer case, I had the throwout bearing lever attached to the throwout bearing and somewhere during the installation the lever fell off and I can't get it situated around the throwout bearing while everything is installed. Any tips to fix this or do I need to pull everything again?

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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Did you attach the spring?. If the spring isn't installed then you will have to take the engine and transmission apart. You might be able to get your hand in the starter hole
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Did you attach the spring?. If the spring isn't installed then you will have to take the engine and transmission apart. You might be able to get your hand in the starter hole
And/or take the inspection plate off the front/bottom of the bell housing.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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Inspection plate is off right now. The only thing keeping it from turning and sliding over the throwout bearing is the small cylinder that holds the clutch ball. I think I'm going to have to pull the trans again
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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Back the tranny mounting bolts off about 1/2" and slide the tranny back.
You might be able to slide the fork over the BB in the b'housing. Does sound like you left the spring off the fork.
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Yeah the spring wasn't attached correctly and it fell off
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I only need about a half an inch or so to get it in so I may try that technique
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With the spring NOT installed. Your goanna have to put the box, and do it 'rite'.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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Fixed the clutch issue last night. Unbolted the bellhousing, dropped the trans about 2 inches and pulled it out about a half an inch. Attached the throwout lever and spring, slid the ball in and then reattached the bellhousing and everything was good to go. Replaced the trans/transfercase crossmember bolts with longer ones so I can attach a skid plate to them in the future.
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