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EA81 4WD clutch problems and questions.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:41 PM
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?
Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:49 PM
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.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:58 PM
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.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:02 PM
Definitely get the cable routed right. It will last longer.
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