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PostSubject: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:03 pm

havin a hard time removing the clutch arm off the wheelbearing shaft. its stuck! i removed the snap ring n soaked it down with wd-40, no luck. anyone got any tricks up there sleeve?
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:23 pm

Take a picture so we can see exactly what you are referring to.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:09 pm

sorry im a newbi to this computer thing, not sure how to post pics yet. maybe more detail will help. its the part outside the tranny on the side that connects the clutch cable to the throw out assembly. tryin to replace bushin, the arm and the throwout bearing. its freakn stuck!
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:13 pm

ill post one as soon as i can...
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:29 pm

I know what you are talking about.. but never have done it..

To post pics. You need to start a free account at www.photobucket.com.
Then you choose to "upload photo".. it will let you browse your computer folders for the pic. Double click on the pic you want and it automatically uploads the photo. click save.

now put your cursor over the photo on photobucket and a little menu will pop down below the picture.. you will see 4 different line codes. move your cursor over the line of code that says IMG and click.. it will save it.

Come back to this site, hit reply and in you box press the right button your mouse and another menu pops up. click on "paste".. the line of code gets put in the reply box and then you can type more goodies below it.

Hope that helps. Also, I am sure someone will pop on here that has done what you need

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:35 pm

Heat the middle of the clutch arm. Do not let the heat hit the shaft for the throwout bearing.

Let the heat flow down the arm so it will expand. The hope is the clutch arm expands and the shaft does not.

If you have an air chisel with a blunt pickle fork type attachment, it will make short work of removing the shaft at this point. About three hits. Careful of your bell housing.

If the tranny is out of the car, this is easier. If it is not, BE CAREFUL with the heat, you are right by the fuel line.

You can also try a big screwdriver or a pickle fork for leverage. That can work.

If you are not saving the arm, you can cut it off.

I replaced the arm on my '69 tranny with a clamp on style that was a little longer.

Less clutch pressure for the daily driver.


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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:56 am

thanx for the input guys!!! much appreciate it!!! jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:43 pm

If you are talking about the clutch arm on the outside of the clutch fork do as Matt said. A pickle fork is the way to go. You can heat it with a propane torch and that should help.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:58 am

Are you replacing this? If so cut it inside the bell housing on the left side maybe an inch or so in. Take it off in two pieces. We had to do it this way.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:04 pm

Check the end of the shaft to make sure that it hasn't been dinged up (peened over) It's worth while to clean up the end with a file so that the arm will slip over nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:46 pm

CUT THE THING I fought mine for an hour or so. I felt so good to slice and dice it.


Left side cut if you do it on the right you will cut it again on the left
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:01 pm

Go to Reibes and get a two arm battery post puller. Will work like a charm on a stuck arm before you resort to the more aggressive solutions.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:53 am

He's down in Sacramento.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:52 am

The reason I suggested cutting the arm is in case the end is mushroomed so you dont tear up the clutch lever. Mine was a bear to get off so we ended up cutting it.

So how did you get it off?
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:16 am

He just used a big chop saw. The only problem is now he needs a new case.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:27 am

Hose clamp should work
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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:29 am

...and some JB weld.

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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:53 am

Dann Hondabond and aviation sealant are the best




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PostSubject: Re: clutch arm removal? any ideas?   Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:04 am

There you go.

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