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Old 09-11-2009, 08:18 PM
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I would trash it but then that's because I wouldn't want to drop the tranny to fix it again. To each their own and that includes baiting. A less is more attitude is recommended.
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Being an off road project, I would heat the finger and bend it back. I would probably put a heat sink on each adjoining finger (vise grip or clamp) and a thin sheet metal shield on each side before putting a torch to it.

I would put something underneath the adjoining fingers then heat it and push it down until it hit the "something" to make sure all the fingers were even with each other.


I imagine a clutch place that does class 8 trucks could replace just that one finger.
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Now im still thinking of just cutting it off... or maybe i should bend it.
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I wouldnt try to cut it off, the manufacturer put it there for a reason, and manufacturers dont like to waste material on something for no reason.

heating it up and bending it is a pretty good idea, except when you heat metal up, it loses its temper, or strength, afterwards. i think it would be pretty soft after doing that.

so i'd just try to bend it, and hope it doesnt break. if it does, then you got the answer to your question- cut it off. and hey, thats already taken care of.

so then throw it back in the truck and drive it to the parts store to buy a new one before it goes out.
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I wouldnt try to cut it off, the manufacturer put it there for a reason, and manufacturers dont like to waste material on something for no reason.

heating it up and bending it is a pretty good idea, except when you heat metal up, it loses its temper, or strength, afterwards. i think it would be pretty soft after doing that.

so i'd just try to bend it, and hope it doesnt break. if it does, then you got the answer to your question- cut it off. and hey, thats already taken care of.

so then throw it back in the truck and drive it to the parts store to buy a new one before it goes out.

HAHAH!!! GOOD ONE, ya i like the point about the temper, i think i will just try to bend it, should have some spring memory in it still to get back to where it was made to be anyhow. i think it will last a good while still once i get it back in, i got nothing to loose but getting excersize taking it back out again anyhow right...
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Best-case scenario if it fails is that it will rip the throwout bearing apart, and quite likely snap the hollow shaft it slides on. If that happens, there's also a good chance it'll snap the pilot nose off the input shaft and bend the input shaft. Is your bellhousing aluminum? Kiss that goodbye too. Now, just to save a buck, you need to replace a whole lot more.
What I want to know is who sold you that looking like that, and why do you even think it's remotely ok to repair?
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Best-case scenario if it fails is that it will rip the throwout bearing apart, and quite likely snap the hollow shaft it slides on. If that happens, there's also a good chance it'll snap the pilot nose off the input shaft and bend the input shaft. Is your bellhousing aluminum? Kiss that goodbye too. Now, just to save a buck, you need to replace a whole lot more.
What I want to know is who sold you that looking like that, and why do you even think it's remotely ok to repair?
your crazy it wouldnt do that.

use your scare tactics on some elementary school girls cause they wont work on me.
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what is with all the negativity around here? man, gees..
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what is with all the negativity around here? man, gees..
Well, Mr. Glass Half Full, it's three months later and you are still posting about it? Get off the internet and put it back together so you can come back and tell us all how full of poop we are.....
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probably because he DID do try it 2 months ago, and it didnt work. so now he's pulling everyones chains.

the thing that irritates me is when people make honest suggestions to help someone out and they get put-down in return, bringing the thread nowhere.

this is a troubleshooting forum, not a high school chat room

obviously you must be smarter than anyone on this forum, so go outside and put your broken clutch in and let us know if it works
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maybe i will get to installing it this spring.. im not sure. im gonna try bending it without heat.
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your crazy it wouldnt do that.

use your scare tactics on some elementary school girls cause they wont work on me.
So you're willing to take the chance it won't fail? You're also counting on me having never seen a similar failure, or that I've never had to fix the aftermath of this exact failure.
Are you willing to take the chance that this "cheap" used clutch will still work, and won't cost you more than the $140 or so a new clutch would cost?
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So you're willing to take the chance it won't fail? You're also counting on me having never seen a similar failure, or that I've never had to fix the aftermath of this exact failure.
Are you willing to take the chance that this "cheap" used clutch will still work, and won't cost you more than the $140 or so a new clutch would cost?

Lifes about taking chances, i think it will be fine.. if not woopity doo..
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I really wish I had money to just throw away like that.
Hope it doesn't happen on a trail.
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