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Mech Clutch pedal "over spring" question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mechted, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    how the $^&@ do i get this freaking spring off? the large coil spring that mounts from the top of the pedal to the steering column support
    i tried for a couple hours on Monday before deciding it was better to wait then to break anything and lose my daily driver.
    btw, this is on a 78 2wd if that matters at all
     
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  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    hmmm I gotta take mine out to do the hydro clutch conversion... years ago we just pryed it out.. tough but can be done.... it is a pita... just relax and dont get frustrated..that is when stuff breaks
     
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    gonecheenin 1/2 ton status

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    If i remember right i simply unbolted the clutch pedal from the upper linkage PC, then if you push it one way or the other no that its shorter without the pedal attached it will move far enough to take all tension out of the spring and you simply pop it off
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I've got the trick for you!

    Push the clutch half way in, so that the spring is stretched as far as it will.
    Jamb a bunch of washers in between the coils, as many as you can scattered all over the place up and down the length of the spring.
    When you release the clutch, it won't be able to compress all the way, and you'll have a bunch of slack.
     
  5. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks guys
    ill try the washer method first... dont you hate it when the solution is so simple you didnt think of it?
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Any success?
     
  7. RootBreaker

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    gonna try mine tonight.. will let ya know
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah, i got sidetracked last weekend... finished the 3/4 ton conversion on my brother's 2wd instead
    but ill probably get around to it this weekend, i hope
     
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    I pulled my pedal assembly out without having to take the spring apart :bow:
     

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