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Unread 04-07-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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Clutch Linkage

I have an AJ's fiberglass body on my 83 cj. the clutch seems to catch extremely high and i am out of room for adjustment. Has anyone every had a similar problem? I was thinking that maybe the linkage has to be lengthed somehow to compensate for the thicker firewall, i know the break booster had to be extended to reach the pedal, so I was thinking maybe the linkage between the fork ans dell house might to?

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Unread 04-07-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Umm, mine adjusts the other way I think. It is supposed to have about 3/4" of slop at the top, then it grabs. If the clutch engages high with the slack at the top, it is worn out usually.

To get the slack up top, I loosen my linkage, not extend it.

The set of the body tub does affect the linkage also. When I knock my tub off it's mounts a bit, I notice it in the clutch pedal. The frame mount should be flush with the firewall.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Is your linkage worn out? Mine had slots for holes from were the linkage wore out.

I also had flipped my linkage mount and put it on the frame instead of the fiberglass tub.

Eventually i went with an agjustable linkage with Hime joints.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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Is your linkage worn out? Mine had slots for holes from were the linkage wore out.

I also had flipped my linkage mount and put it on the frame instead of the fiberglass tub.

Eventually i went with an adjustable linkage with Hime joints.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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Linkage is new, been in there less then 3000 miles since my rebuild. it's the quadratec kit.
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