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Unread 04-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #1
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CJ5 Clutch wont engage/Clutch Linkage problem T18

Alright guys so i posted on here the day i bought my CJ5 about the clutch "fork" not staying in the clutch "spoon" it would fall out every once in a while especially if i was to accidentally put my foot underneath the clutch pedal. so i installed a spring to hold the clutch fork to the spoon and that fixed the problem so i thought everything was good because ive been driving it on paved roads for the past few months but im still trying to work out all the flaws before i take it to the trails. but a few days ago when driving in a few uneven hilly parts of my yard i noticed the clutch didnt want to engage when on unlevel ground. i also noticed the clutch pedal was hanging a few inches lower than the brake and gas pedal. so i added another sping to hold the spoon closer to the for an pulling it closer to the front of the jeep well that made the problem worse now with or without any springs the clutch will not engage at all i am beyond stumped on how to fix this problem i dont know if i should buy entire new linkage would help or what becuase now i cant get the clutch to engage at all and i think i might have moved something out of place while trying to add springs. I have pretty much no experince working on vehicles so i have no idea where to start. i dont know if the problem is beucse the T18 in the jeep isnt the origanal transmission or what should the previous owner have added diffrent linkage when swaping the trasnmission? maybe that could be it? anyway i have no clue where to start. Thanks guys -Donovan

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Unread 04-05-2015, 09:39 PM   #2
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In the pictures you are missing the spring that keeps tension on the throughout lever. With out the spring you may have lost the ball bearing that the throughout lever pivots on.

or I could be thinking of a different setup.

Also, your bell crank lever seems to have been lengthened with a piece of rusty iron for some reason.

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Unread 04-06-2015, 02:51 AM   #3
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These guys have the low-down on T-18s. I notched my fork the same way they did on my Ford T-18. Can you get to any spot to check what the Trans came from?
Perhaps the linkage problem is coming from an internal Problem?
Likely? NO! Just something I book marked when I did my swap.
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