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Plagued by clutch problems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeromy Gibson, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Jeromy Gibson

    Jeromy Gibson 1/2 ton status

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    Long story short, manual linkage sucks. The clutch fork keeps getting pulled off the throw out bearing. I figured I would just go with Hydrolic and be done. Well after 8 months and no luck finding a good deal on the parts a friend offered me a 700R4/208 combo. I am really considering going this route by I am worried it won't last. I just built a stock 396 big block with Fuel injection. Right now I have 4.10s and 37 inch tires. My plans are to go 6.17s or 7.17s and 42s down the road. I guess I would just like to here from some people that have done it. Throw the 700r4 in or hold off till I can find Hydrolic?
     
  2. Pookster

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    maybe you should get a new clutch fork? obviously, somthing is worn wrong.
     
  3. RootBreaker

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    yeah i agree.. my clutch fork cost me $25 from autozone...
     
  4. Jeromy Gibson

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    I replaced the clutch fork, clutch, and throw out berring all at the same time. Everytime I get flexed out I lose my clutch all together.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well that is different.. that is the dreaded... your flexed and old frame is tweaking... mine did that once.. i dont crawl.. mud and trails only.... and when i was turning on a trail.. climbed a hill i lost my clutch...... hydraulic is the only way to go then... :wink1:
     
  6. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sounds like a worn fork pivot ball to me.
     
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    Agreed...
     
  8. 3 on the tree

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    How bout a cable operated clutch??? Intl. used them on their trucks. I never had a problem with it till my battery shorted out and melted the cable.
     

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