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Maelthra
06-25-2009, 02:09 PM
what are my options to prevent this from happening? Every time I start to flex out the truck the clutch linkage pops off the framerail and I loose clutch control.

Troy
06-25-2009, 02:36 PM
you mean the threaded rod that pushes on the clutch fork?

Maelthra
06-25-2009, 02:43 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Maelthra_Loner/Dodge%20W350/IMG_0227.jpg

Troy
06-25-2009, 02:47 PM
pooched motor mount, tranny mount, t case mount, worn out bushing in that clutch linkage prob.

Maelthra
06-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Alright thanks.

m j
06-25-2009, 04:05 PM
never worked on dodges, but with chevys the answer is convert to hydro clutch.
softer springs would reduce how much the frame gets twisted

Apathy
06-25-2009, 04:06 PM
ya, thats always a problem.

see if you can go to a hyd clutch,
only way to fix it permanantly

Troy
06-25-2009, 04:43 PM
hydro clutches are also $$ and a real pain to bleed and it's just one more thing to fuck up.

Apathy
06-26-2009, 08:24 AM
hydro clutches are also $$ and a real pain to bleed and it's just one more thing to fuck up.

a pain to blead? are you kidding?

they are alot more trouble free than mechanical.

mechanicals on wheelers alwasy have issues.

Always broke
06-26-2009, 08:32 AM
a pain to blead? are you kidding?

they are alot more trouble free than mechanical.

mechanicals on wheelers alwasy have issues.i converted mine to hydro years ago on my old dodge I was really poor so I got most of my parts from pic a part after that never had a problem I did the first bleed and never touched it again!!!!!

m j
06-26-2009, 10:14 AM
a guy could prolley spend a bunch of time and $$ making a hiem jointed linkage that couldnt fall off, but if you watch what happens when flexing there are often times when the frame flex has the clutch pedal on the floor so you cannot release the clutch.
been there when that happened while climbing a hill, motor stalls cause he couldnt press the clutch when it wasnt makin it
so truck is stuck have way up the hill with us standing there trying to decide how scary it will be to pry the clutch linkage with a bar from outside, then i noticed the alternator was slowly turning backwards...

dirka dave
06-26-2009, 10:48 AM
Get a hydrolic or cable clutch.

Troy
06-26-2009, 11:59 AM
a pain to blead? are you kidding?

.

no im not

maybe pathfinders are easy to work:dontknow:

Apathy
06-26-2009, 12:06 PM
no im not

maybe pathfinders are easy to work:dontknow:

mines exceptionally easy, but i've never had a problem with any clutch bleeding.

done them on MANY different rigs

UU
06-26-2009, 05:54 PM
use a flex rod instead, works awesome

Maelthra
06-28-2009, 01:40 AM
After this weekend I should be pro at bleeding hyd. clutches, I have to fix my sister's cavalier; she blew out her slave cylinder two days ago. I just have to find a scrapyard in the area with any 5-speed first gen dodges, apparently nobody does.

five.0L
08-24-2009, 01:22 AM
that happened to me the 4 bushings for the linkage are 25 bucks a piece,
mine wasent from flexing it was from the bushing cracking cause my header runs right by it and heats them up so im just going to put a grease nipple in and load it with grease and when i have the time im going to put in a hydro clutch