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EA81 4WD clutch problems and questions.


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#1 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:41 PM

The 2WD clutch that's in my big lifted 4WD wagon is a little wimpy. I can rev to 3000, and drop the clutch and it will sloooowly take off. That's in 1st gear. I think the 4WD's are bigger right? It just doesn't have enough grab, and I feel that I will burn it out if I try to off-road with it. Tell me what I should do guys....

Another thing - the clutch cable was getting tight, and it snapped on me at an on-ramp a couple months back. Took it apart and fond that it had rubbed through a few strands, and finally snapped. I replaced it with a new one and it felt great for a couple thousand miles, but now it's getting tight again, and I'm afraid it's going to blow on me anytime. What causes this? And why would a brand new one start doing this so quickly? It's not like they are expensive, but it is kindof a pain to replace, so what gives? Does it have anything to do with how it's routed under the hood?

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:49 PM

Could be the routing. I would assume the John has it routed right after the lift. Generally it goes under the steering column. Most people run it over the top and that is what causes the problem. It may be the cable stretching and just out of adjustment.

If it still has the 2wd clutch it is 7 7/8". Way too small for your application. Find a large flywheel(8 7/8") and clutch from the junk yard. The pull a parts up here are a good source. I don't think I have any left. John may though.

#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:58 PM

Yeah - it is routed wrong then - it's going "over" the steering shaft. John must have overlooked that. I kind of thought that might be the problem, cause I have seen cables worn through from the shaft rubbing on them and figured that was what let the water inside the cable, and washed away it's lubricant causeing subsequent failure. I'll fix that first thing tomorrow.

I'll snag a 4WD flywheel from the JY soon if I can - maybe I'll head to one tomorrow and see what I can find. Don't have a lot of cash right now so maybe I can find a decent flywheel that doesn't need sufacing and a clutch plate that isn't terribly worn.

For reference, appoximately how much material is there on a new clutch plate? If I know that I'll be able to judge how much wear there is on a JY one.

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:02 PM

I don't know about actual thickness. You could always stop at a parts store and look at a new one. Give you a reference to check by.

Definitely get the cable routed right. It will last longer.




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