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Clutch

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MA87K5, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I helped my pops put a new clutch in his 84 pickup. Now the pedel is hard to push in. What could be the problem. Already swaped out the Z bar. Thanks.
     
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    There are two basic styles of pressure plates out there. One is a diaphram clutch with many fingers for the throwout bearing to push on. This type of clutch has a fairly light pedal feel even with mechanical linkage. The other type is a 3 finger, or Borg & Beck. The B&B is a bit stronger...but also has a brutally stiff pedal feel to it.

    I suspect you replaced a diaphram clutch with a Borg & Beck.

    Rene
     
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    Did you put the throwout bearing in backwards?
     
  4. MA87K5

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    The clutch has many fingers. Good question on the throwout bearing. I put the bearing side toward the clutch and the fork behind the bearing in the groove.
     

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