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clutch fork clips

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fcgadget, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. fcgadget

    fcgadget

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    I replaced my 3 spd w/ a 4 spd in the '70 FJ-40. Neither the old clutch or the new clutch had any clips on the clutch fork. Are they needed? Never noticed a problem on the old one.
     
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    i would say yes you should have them, or toyota wouldnt of designed it that way. i have them on mine. check www.sor.com they should have them or PM C dan
     
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    I think you ought to have them to keep the throwout bearing lined up with the clutch fork. If you have the freeplay adjusted correctly there is a chance that the ears on the throwout bearing can spin with the clutch and not line up the next time you need to shift.

    HTH,
    Nick Jennings
     
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    Ya I'd say that they are needed. You talking about the bearing clips or the pivot clip?
     
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    Yes you need them. On my old 73 I didn't have them and everyonce in a while the clutch wouldn't engage. You had to pump the hell out of the clutch pedal to get it to finnally line up. Not fun comming to a stop. And there were no problems with the hydraulic system.