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Clutch Replacement

Tech article by kontinu and filed under - Manual, Transmission

Tech article by Josh Wilczynski (kontinu)

The first thing I did to replace the clutch was remove the transmission and transfer case. I was already in the process of rebuilding both so they were already out of the truck. Otherwise i’m not sure how you would go about it? Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
The second step is to remove the clutch linkage off of the bellhousing. The picture shows where the bracket bolt is located just above the clutch fork. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
Once the bracket and bolt is off take out the clutch adjusting rod off of the clutch fork. I just pulled the clutch fork a little and it falls out of where it’s seated. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
Now that the clutch linkage is out of the way the starter has to come out. Remove the wires off of the starter and then the two bolts holding it in. The top one is a little hard to reach so an extension helps out on the ratchet. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
Next step is to remove the bellhousing. I think it was a total of 9 bolts. Once pulled off the pressure plate is not exposed. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
Next step is to pull off the pressure plate. A total of 6 bolts. The clutch plate is behind that so that will fall out too. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
On the bell housing you pulled off turn it over and attached to the clutch fork is the throw out bearing. Pull it off and slide on the new one. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement Early Bronco Clutch Replacement
With the clutch aligning tool they give you put the new clutch plate up there and slide the tool into place. Leave it there and bolt up the new pressure plate. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement Early Bronco Clutch Replacement

Early Bronco Clutch Replacement

Once the pressure plate is bolted up you can pull out the aligning tool. I painted the bellhousing since it was out. Bolt it back up into place. I think there were 2 dowl pins to line it up where it should go. Bolt the starter back up and reattach all the clutch linkage. That should be about it. Early Bronco Clutch Replacement

Tech article by Josh Wilczynski (kontinu)

3 Responses to “Clutch Replacement”

  1. clarkandrew45 Says:

    this was pretty straight forward. I have this new Clutch Interlock Switch and i am planning to replace my old one. Good write up. Thanks for this one.

  2. 68bronco289 Says:

    should have resurfaced the flywheel, couldn’t tell if you did or not, that way you have two fresh surfaces.

  3. Heehaw-bronco Says:

    I used this tech write up this weekend. I took my clutch apart several years ago and couldn’t remember how any of it went back together. This article got me through it. Big Thanks.

    Heath

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