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Author Topic:   triple disc trouble
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted April 21, 2005 05:45 PM  
I got a ram assault weapon and im having problems with installing it with the throwout bearing. The throwout bearing is and afco It works and has a pressure. Ive shimmed and unshimmed the tranny. I even tried to shim the bolts in front tranny cover but it still wont push the flanges in on the pressure plate to release the clutch. The pedal is rock solid and right now Im clueless. The clutch is put together exact. Do I need another kind of throwout bearing or what? Anyone with any info about this please help. Im wanting to race Saturday and this is a major obstacle I have no clue on how to fix right now. Thanks for anything.

thrill hill
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted April 21, 2005 07:16 PM  
What size is you master cyl? If it is 3/4 maybe you need a 7/8 to push more fluid volume to your throwout. Just a thought.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted April 22, 2005 07:37 AM  
A triple disc setup needs less pressure and less throw-out bearing travel to release. I see three posible problems:
1) A problem with the clutch pressure plate
2) The throw-out bearing not releasing
3) The throw-out bearing shimmed out so far as to push the pressure plate fingers all the way in.
Good luck, we just went throught a similar fiasco. Pulling tranny in and out again and again got old. Took a peice of 1/4" X 2" angle and put holes in it to mount tranny snout to bellhousing.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted April 22, 2005 08:07 AM  
you need 7/8 of a inch movement at the slave end of the fork. If it's moving that far you have a diaphram problem. If you can't get the pedal to move, then you havea slave or pedal problem. Try removing the slave from the fork to see if you can get movment from the slave that way. If you can you havea clutch issue. Try removing the clutch from the car and reassebling it, stuff it in a big vice or better yet, an arbor press, Move the fingers 3/8 of an inch or slightly more and see if the plates will move freely, If they won't, You have a diaphram problem or a broken spring on ther cover.


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