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Unread 12-21-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
scott-cj7
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Clutch release fork question! Help!

I have a T15 transmission and I am finishing up replacing the clutch. When disassembling everything I slid the transmission input shaft out of the bell housing and the release bearing, clutch fork, wave washer, and springs all fell apart. So I didn't get a chance to see how everything was assembled. Now I am stumped. I see how the manual says it should go together but I'm not sure how far the bearing should slide into the fork? All the way? It goes all the way in without the wave washer, but with the wave washer I can't get it to go any further than pictured. Is that as far as its supposed to go? I tried turning the wave washer the other way around with no luck. Any responses are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!


*The wave washer is pictured inside the studs of the clutch fork in the diagram. Sorry its turned sideways.


-Scott







Here you can see it goes all the way without wave washer placed on stud.

And here you can see it wont go all the way on with the wave washer in place.





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Unread 12-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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It has to centered in the bell housing opening. If it is one side or the other it will center when you install the tranny. If you knock it off the fork then you have to fish it out and start over. I usually install the bell housing onto the tranny and install them as a unit when ever possible, that way I don't have to wonder if it's right.

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Unread 12-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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It has to centered in the bell housing opening. If it is one side or the other it will center when you install the tranny. If you knock it off the fork then you have to fish it out and start over. I usually install the bell housing onto the tranny and install them as a unit when ever possible, that way I don't have to wonder if it's right.

Good luck.
Thanks for the reply. I ended up installing the bell housing on the transmission and then installing the the whole assembly (trans, transfer case, bell housing) as a unit. You're right, it's definitely less of a hassle this way because you don't have to worry about knocking the fork off. I ended up leaving the wave washer off of it. It just wouldn't fit and I couldn't find a write up about it anywhere. I did read that neglecting to put it on the fork can cause the fork to vibrate a little on the throwout bearing. Guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out!
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