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1987 Jeep Cherokee Chief Missing Clutch Mount Bolts...

I recently got help putting in a new clutch in my 87 chief. I drove cross county right after the work and half way to my destination horrible sounds started coming from underneath the car.

I have concluded that the clutch mount (or where the clutch is bolted onto the engine) lost 4 bolts and is flexing while I drive... somehow they must not have been torqued right!

I have no idea what size they are and the auto parts store can not look it up. I am missing 2 threaded bolts from the top, and 2 smaller threaded bolts from the middle of where it is mounted.

Can anyone give me the reference to the types of bolts that are used here?

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  • bradly_berni May 16, 2009

    The bellhousing bolts

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    pressure plate bolts or bellhousing bolts?



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Dont remember fi they're metric but hardware store bolts will work there...remove another and bring it with you. (clutch hat uses grade 8 bolts that's why I asked.

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