Re: Clutch Question
Posted by Craig B. on 6/11/2012, 9:55:33, in reply to "Re: Clutch Question"
I second everything Steve said. I'd also go through that transmission too. A rebuild guide is on the tech page of the FC Connection and it makes it real simple. Nothing worse that to get your new truck all back together and take your first drive and find out every time you let off the gas in second gear, it pops out of gear. |
Good luck with your new project.
: Hi Angelo,
: Pulling an FC engine might be tricky (I
: haven't done it in an FC yet.) But pulling
: a transmission is just as with any other
: Willys Utility Vehicle. Pull it from
: Park on a concrete floor, block the wheels,
: support the engine, remove all the linkages
: and drive shafts, put a floor jack under the
: crossmember (E-mail me for my Third-World
: method of doing this), remove the four
: bellhousing to trans. bolts, then lower the
: jack slightly and support the engine just
: below normal but don't strain the front
: engine mounts (This makes it easier to
: install), now slide the transmission to the
: rear while on the floor jack or trans. jack,
: lower it to the ground and slide it to the
: side of the truck for inspection. Get help
: from a friend when separating it from the
: With the transmission out of the way and
: ready for inspection, unbolt the bellhousing
: and remove the clutch. Check the condition
: of the flywheel. It would be best to have it
: surfaced. Check the wear on the pilot
: bushing in the crankshaft (grease slightly
: before installation, and grease the tip of
: the input shaft, too. I always replace
: pilot bushings while I have it apart), Bolt
: on the new clutch, tightening in sequence,
: and use an alignment tool to match up the
: clutch disk, making sure the disk is not on
: After pulling the transmission, open the top
: cover. What is the condition of the fluid?
: What is the condition of the teeth? What is
: the condition of the brass synchro rings?
: What is the condition of the synchro rings
: on second gear?
: I'd rebuild the transmission while it's out.
: It's easy, just follow the repair manual.
: The parts are around $250. Replace second
: gear, and install a small parts kit. The
: bearings may still be good. You can clean
: them and inspect them for pitting. Replacing
: them would be better insurance.
: Transfer cases don't wear out as often as
: the T-90, where second gear doesn't last
: long. The intermediate shaft is what wears
: out first on Jeep Transfer Cases. You'll
: have to decide whether or not you want to do
: a rebuild on the transfer case, too.
: When buying a new clutch, always buy a new
: pilot bushing and throwout bearing.
: I always replace any wearing parts while I'm
: in there. I've only gambled and lost.
: **Steve E.*
: --Previous Message--
: Hi all. I just bought Loius's FC150 and it
: pretty clean considering the others I have
: looked at for sale. Unfortunately, it needs
: a clutch (I knew this when I bought it).
: Any hints on swapping it out? It looks like
: pulling the bed might make things go easier,
: but I am not sure it would be worth it.