97 rodeo clutch repair- throw out bearing swingout arm
The throw out bearing arm has heat warped springs, will not hold throwout bearing to stab the transmission. we have put the bellhousing back on the motor block and was a nightmare with all the tight bolt places.
how do we place the throwout bearing on the clutch release arm, once the bellhousing is mounted.
do we have to pull the bellhousing out again or are there any dirty tricks we can use?
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Re: 97 rodeo clutch repair- throw out bearing swingout...
Im not sure that u can u could try though it may be tricky through the back and take a while for what its worth i would say unfortunately just pull it back off at least u can see for sure you have fitted it correctly hope this helps also for access try loosening engine mounts and gently jacking up the front of the engine also you can try a a couple of extension bars with a swivel usually makes the job more bareable.
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Insert a pilot shaft or an old input shaft into the center of the clutch disc, pressure plate, and the pilot bearing in the crankshaft.
With the pilot tool supporting the clutch disc, loosen the pressure plate bolts gradually and in a crisscross pattern.
Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
Clean the transmission and clutch housing. Clean the flywheel surface with a non-oil based solvent. Wash your hands before installing or handling the clutch assembly parts. Hold the clutch disc by the center hub only.
Before assembly, slide the clutch disc up and down on the transmission input shaft to check for any binding. Remove any rough spots with crocus cloth and then lightly coat the shaft with Lubriplate.
To remove the throwout bearing assembly: Remove the return clip and take out the throwout bearing carrier and the bearing.
To replace the throwout arm use a / 16 in. punch, knock out the throwout shaft spring pin and remove the shaft, springs, and the center lever.
Do not immerse the throwout bearing in solvent; it is permanently lubricated. Blow and wipe it clean. Check the bearing for wear, deterioration, or burning. Replace the bearing if there is any question about its condition.
Check the shafts, lever, and springs for wear and defects. Replace them if necessary.
If you hadn't planned on replacing the clutch disc, examine it for the following before reusing it. Loose rivets. Burned facing. Oil or grease on the facing. Less than 0.3mm left between the rivet head and the top of the facing.
Check the pressure plate and replace it if any of the following conditions exist: Scored or excessively worn. Bent or distorted diaphragm spring. Loose rivets.
Insert the control lever into the clutch housing. Install the two return springs and the throwout shaft.
Lock the shift lever to the shaft with the spring pin.
It is very difficult for you to disengage the clutch by hand or with any leverage you can get outside the transmission. There is over 200 lbs of force clamping on the clutch disc.
If you replaced the clutch and took the slave cylinder out of the transmission without putting a brick under the clutch pedal or disconnecting the pivot arm from the pedal then you ruined the hydraulics. Buy a new PRE-BLED system from a local auto store. Generally this is the problem.
Either that or the clutch fork is bent or you installed the throwout bearing backwards (or simply fell off the fork which is not all that uncommon).
Sorry to tell you this-but you do not have the throw out bearing fork properly installed on throwout bearing. There is a spring clip on the fork that has to fit inside of throwout bearing's "groove"-I bet you the spring clip is on the BACKSIDE of throwout bearing! You will have to pull transmission back away from the engine to gain access to fix this. I do not envy the chore ahead of you-sorry!
If you need to ask, you have never done one. I suggest that you get a chiltons or haynes manual to guide you through it. tips are: use large bolts without heads to guide the transmission back onto bellhousing so you don't need to hang the unit on the clutch disc and risk bending it. Change the pilot bearing in the back of the crankshaft if it's the least bit worn, be very careful not to damage the crank sensor on the bellhousing, and use a good pilot shaft when aligning the disc inside the clutch cover. spread some white lube on the input shaft and front guide collar on the transmission and make sure the throwout bearing has sufficient grease in the inside groove. good luck!!!