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Unread 06-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
JBW5
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new clutch adjustment problems

i just installed a new luk clutch in my 1980 cj7. Everything work and all but my clutch pedal kinda bottoms out against the floorboard now. Like i said its driveable but a pain on take offs and obnoxious when im running through the gears. I initially set it with about an inch of play in it but it doresnt seem to matter. No matter how i adjust it it still seems to work smooth through about 3/4 push then the last /1/4 it just slams to the floor. Any tips or adjustment advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread 06-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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How much free-play do you have in the pedal?
You want about 1-1 1/4" at most.
BTW, my pedal hits the floor also....NBD
LG
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Probably about an inch and its not so bad that it hits the floor but its like there is a point where there is no resistance and it just slams to the floor.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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CJ's clutch pedal is made to hit the floor.
"About an inch" Is it more or less than an inch? Set the free-play to no less than 1 inch and no more than 1 1/4 inch. Test drive.
Also, check the slop in the bell crank holes and down-rod from the pedal, if you run'n the OEM setup, they will wear badly into an egg shaped hole. I switched years ago to heim joints for just this reason.
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