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post #1 of 6 Old 07-21-2016, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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New guy need clutch tranny help in 80 CJ

Hey y'all I normally don't go on forums to ask for help but I'm just plain lost here hopefully someone here can help me.
I have a 1980 CJ 7, I replaced the transmission a few years ago with a t 177. It ran good till I busted the clutch climbing, towed her home got a new flywheel, clutch kit and while it was out rebuilt the tranny.
Putting it back together the clutch pressure plate/ cover engages the fingers as I'm tightening it down, So what is happening the clutch has WAY to much play and is engaged/ disengaged. Which no pedal pressure. The only thing I can think of is maybe the thickness of the flywheel and or pressure plate is diff and I need shims.
I tore it all down this morn and measured the pressure plate the best I can to the old one same numbers same everything, old flywheel seems to be .122 thicker then the new one. However per the parts book it's the right one.
Any help? If I need to give better description please ask. Old man trying to get back on the trail!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-24-2016, 10:02 AM
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You could try to use a thinner throw-out/release bearing, but it may not be possible to find one.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-24-2016, 12:39 PM
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Stupid question,
But, did you attempt to adjust the linkage?

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if its pressing the clutch just putting it together. sound like the pivot point is to long.

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So what is happening the clutch has WAY to much play and is engaged/ disengaged. Which no pedal pressure.
Just to clarify:
You have too much pedal after assembly?

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-25-2016, 11:11 AM
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The thinner flywheel might be causing your issue if the center of the clutch is bottoming out on the flywheel bolts before the disk touches the flywheel or the clutch disk might be in backwards. The springs are offset one way and if you put it in backwards then the springs bottom out on the flywheel bolts and the pressure plate begins to compress before the outer housing reaches the flywheel.

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