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Unread 01-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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72cj5 clutch cable question

hey yall i got a 72 cj5 304v8 with a t15 three speed.my question is how is the clutch cable routed and how does it attatch to the floor board.i just have a hole where it comes up through and when you push the clutch it does not move the clutch fork or do anything a picture would be great from on top and under the truck so i can figure out what i got goin on here.also how is it routed under the truck im wonderin if im missin a bracket or something i got like 3 feet of cable just stuffed up under the frame

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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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The stock pedal end should have a clip that retains it. This end is pushed up from under the floorboard then the clip installed. The cable is routed between the frame rail and the body in a loop back to the bracket on the side of the transmission.

These cables are prone to failure. The early ones would simply pull up through the floorboard. All are prone to seizing and sticking. The simplest upgrade is to find a 73-75 pedal and bellcrank assembly complete and swap it in. Others have installed a later CJ hydraulic setup.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
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thanks man whered you get that picture so i can blow it up
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Wow, I've never run across a cable operated clutch in a cj. Damn it! Learned something new again!

Dave in Muskegon
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Unread 01-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #5
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haha is that unusual ?**** i dunno its my first jeep project.built alot of chevys but figured these jeeps are pretty damn cool
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You may want to look at upgrading to the linkage style. My '72 had the cable originally, and it never worked well. The kit from Quadratec should work perfectly for you.

Part "A1" in the diagram Clutch Linkage Kit

This is how I mounted it in my '72. the transmission bell housing had the two holes to mount one side of the linkage, and I had to drill the holed in the body tub to mount the other side.













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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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very cool thank you
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Unread 01-22-2014, 10:47 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dg6772 View Post
Wow, I've never run across a cable operated clutch in a cj. Damn it! Learned something new again!

Dave in Muskegon
Pre 71 V6 CJ's used a cable.
They were very unreliable, which led to AA to market a chain/sprocket "upgrade" to replace them (the chain control assembly will work on all early CJ's as well, allowing the replacement of a worn bellcrank assembly).
My guess is AMC had a few left over and decided to use them up in 72.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 12:39 PM   #9
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I had a cable in my 72 cj5 back in 84. I remember at least 3 of them breaking and needing to get the part from the dealer for 20 or so bucks back then. It was a major design flaw.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 12:41 PM   #10
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An upgrade would be to go hydraulic. There are several examples of this documented on the web.
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