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Clutch Change Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jc71355, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. jc71355

    jc71355 1/2 ton status

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    I'm changing the clutch in my 72 K-5 with Sm-465. I've decided to go with the Centerforce II clutch but what else Do I need to get and change while I'm in there?
     
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    I would recommend you change the clutch disc, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, and the rear main seal while you are in there. Also, it would be a good idea to take the flywheel in and have it resurfaced.

    If your oil pan gasket is leaking at all, now would be a good time to change that too (while you have the extra room from the tranni being out).

    Thomas.
     
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    throw out bearing, resurface flywheel, and check the pilot bushing.
     
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    What about the clutch fork? I see that jegs has a "high performance one" since i'm going with an aftermarket clutch with more holding power should i go with a better clutch fork? or just replace the one in there or just leave it be?
     
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    Just inspect the clutch fork...mine was fine and I am reusing it with a higher performance three prong style clutch with no problems....I think you'll be impressed with the feel of a new clutch period if you haven't had one in the truck since you owned it.... night and day difference!
     
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    Thanks, Yea I'm hoping it will make some difference. Right now I have about 1.5" of pedal that actually does anything. It's a real pain to drive. I'm deffinately looking forward to the results.
     

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