- Mar 28, 2005
- Havertown, PA
I posted a thread a couple of days ago regarding a 71 Cruiser I just purchased form CO and had it shipped to me in PA. When the transport co. pulled it off the trailer I couldn't drive it. When I put it in gear and let out the clutch it wouldn't do anything. I had to put it in 4low and limp it to my dad's shop (not even a 1/4 mile away thank God). I talked to the PO last night and he swears I'm not engaging the 4 wheel drive system correctly. It's the vaccuum setup with the knob and lever under the dash. I'm almost positive it's the clutch. When I put it in 4low (lever and knob pulled completely towards me) it moved, but I had to tach the s*** out of it to go anywhere. When I put it in 2hi(lever pulled all the way towards firewall and knob pushed in, green light off) I get nothing at all. I checked to see if there was anything in the way of the lever under the dash and it was clear of any obstructions. It goes in and out of gear pretty easy. I checked at the t/case under the truck and the lever moved freely as well. I was by myself so I couldn't see if it was moving when I was engaging it inside the truck, but I have my buddy coming to help me tomorrow. I'm a newbie to the older style t/case setup on the FJ's, but I'm far from a newbie to automobiles. I highly doubt I am operating the t/case lever incorrectly. I've tried it about 85 times in all different combinations and they all resulted in the same outcome....STUCK IN THE SAME SPOT I STARTED!!!! My main question is what's a good clutch to use? It's the stock 3 speed mated to a chevy 327. It will be a 50% off road 50% on road vehicle so I want something that has a little more strength than the stock clutch.