post #1 of Old 05-11-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch help please

86 CJ7 2.5L I-4. I ordered a new clutch kit and when I went to install it, the pressure plate bolt holes wouldn't line up. The holes on my old pressure plate measure 5-7/16" and the holes on the new one measure 5-1/4"
The clutch is identical at 9-1/8" 14 spline and the throw-out and pilot bearings are identical. I had the part store look up a clutch for a 1985, but it measures 9-11/16" so I'm sure that won't wok. I'm thinking this clutch kit was either made in china or packaged with the wrong pressure plate. Any ideas?

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post #2 of Old 05-11-2013, 03:38 PM
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Are you sure that is the original engine in your CJ? Maybe different years had different flywheels? If not then the clutch kit could be packaged wrong.
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post #3 of Old 05-11-2013, 05:44 PM
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Take YOUR PP you pulled off and go to NAPA.
Stop buy'n stuff 'sight-un-seen'.
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post #4 of Old 05-11-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Take YOUR PP you pulled off and go to NAPA.
Stop buy'n stuff 'sight-un-seen'.
LG
Good idea. I usually don't have problems with the parts I order, but once is definitely enough. I wanted to get the old heap on the road tomorrow.
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post #5 of Old 05-11-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Are you sure that is the original engine in your CJ? Maybe different years had different flywheels? If not then the clutch kit could be packaged wrong.
Yeah. It's the original AMC I-4. I'm convinced that I got china's finest...lol.
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post #6 of Old 05-14-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Update:

Well, I ordered another clutch set thinking it was packaged wrong, but it wasn't. I still have the same problem with the pressure plate not bolting up. I checked to make sure it's the original engine, and by all accounts, it is. Any more ideas as to what might be going on here?
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