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post #1 of 14 Old 08-28-2015, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch fork plum wore out ?

After a successful T-5 / 435 swap I've discovered another puzzle
The clutch adjustment rod has actually pushed through the back of the clutch fork ... The fork itself is not in bad shape , not rusted or anything?
I'm pretty sure I've adjusted it correctly and using a stock pressure plate ....
Is it possible that it's just wore out ?
I put an acorn nut on the end of the adjustment rod that fit perfect in the fork arm for a quick fix for now ....

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-28-2015, 07:19 AM
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Yep. Not uncommon at all. The clutch fork gets pretty thin at the cup where the rod sits. Most people usually never grease this area and with time friction leads to a hole.


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post #3 of 14 Old 08-28-2015, 07:21 AM
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Been running an acorn nut on mine for 10 years or more now for the same reason.

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mine's heading this way ... good to know about the fix - will probably put an acorn on before it finishes the hole

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Man that's great ! Easy fix ...
Thanks guys for your input
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I wouldn't consider it a permanent fix, and I would consider it a symptom of other wear. Inspect your clutch linkage thoroughly. It's also not uncommon for the clutch rod to wear through at the point where it connects to the pedal or to the Z-bar. And if this rod breaks while you're driving, you are stuck in gear and it could be very dangerous. If you've got enough wear to wear out a clutch fork, it's highly likely that other parts are worn out too.


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.... If you've got enough wear to wear out a clutch fork, it's highly likely that other parts are worn out too.
Worth repeating. Clutch actuating rod ends are probably worn through.

I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-28-2015, 08:52 AM
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So, are we talking a white, black, red, or bur acorn?

Wish we had oak trees around here. I don't think a pine cone would work too well.

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So, are we talking a white, black, red, or bur acorn?

Wish we had oak trees around here. I don't think a pine cone would work too well.

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Mine is rust brown. :-)

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I wouldn't consider it a permanent fix, and I would consider it a symptom of other wear. Inspect your clutch linkage thoroughly. It's also not uncommon for the clutch rod to wear through at the point where it connects to the pedal or to the Z-bar. And if this rod breaks while you're driving, you are stuck in gear and it could be very dangerous. If you've got enough wear to wear out a clutch fork, it's highly likely that other parts are worn out too.
Mines pushed through too but I think I need to check the rest of the pieces as well. Good post

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post #11 of 14 Old 08-29-2015, 07:51 PM
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We had some push rods do the same thing to the rockers on my eldest sons first rig. An old AMC 258 -6 cyl. with about 200k on it.
I welded a gob on the two or three that were in the worst shape and tried to Keep most of the pocket in tact, checked the clearance! and he ran it the whole summer, until a con rod came out the side of the case.

I told him it was a rod knock! with two or three other young bucks in the rig he said no pop it is just the exhaust banging against the transmission. His first year going to mechanics school. Fix it or don't drive, he turned out to be a pretty good wrench
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Most people don't know, but there is suppose to be a small rubber snub that fits over the ball end of the Adjuster Rod. It will cushion the end of the rod where it sits against the Clutch Fork. And a little grease helps as well.
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Posted on the wrong thread lol sorry

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post #14 of 14 Old 08-31-2015, 08:06 PM
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The hydro clutches came with a white plastic cap on the end of the rod. Mine never lasted very long, so I simply rounded the slave cylinder rod and apply grease periodically. I know it's a different set up for the older CJs with bellcrank linkages. I wonder if a rocker arm pivot ball would fit in that pocket. Maybe weld it to the end of the pushrod.. ?
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