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Old 06-17-2011, 07:08 PM
sleeperrx7 sleeperrx7 is offline
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So my 200,000 mile clutch and slave cylinder need changed finally. I have changed lots of clutches but my question is does it matter if I install the aftermarket non self adjusting clutch or do I need to install the self adjusting clutch? My ranger is a 1997 2wd single cab 2.3 engine XLT Model. There is an option for both at the parts store. The pics of either clutch are different and they look different, but are very similiar, but I went ahead and bought the non self adjusting clutch (it said it was optional?) it was 70 bucks cheaper. Has anyone ran into this before? What are the pros and cons between the two? The clutch set I bought looks like any other clutch I have bought before. I had to drive home with out clutching like a big rig. Lol this tranny does not like to do that very much. Sucks this happens a week before my wedding too.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:18 AM
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Nobody knows? Anyways, pulled the tranny out and the original clutch is fine except for the pilot bearing. The pilot bearing came rigth out stuck to the input shaft because it siezed! So now the hole in the engine crankshaft (where the pilot bearing is pressed into) is all rounded out and the new pilot bearing will not stay seated properly. What to do? What to do? Lol I have never seen a pilot needle bearing fail before and they never come out, even with the puller tool! Unless your me of course, the tranny is fine, and the input shaft will clean up with emery cloth. I'm not gonna go through the trouble of putting a new crank in a 200,000 mile truck just so my pilot bearing stays in place. Really sucks and im getting married Friday. Guess I'll put it all back together and hope for the best.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:20 AM
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i believe the self adjusting clutch is to compensate for if you had the flywheel resurfaced. when you turn the flywheel it gets thinner so you have to put a shim between the crank and flywheel to push it back towards the clutch.

the self adjusting clutch system i think will allow you to adjust for a thinner flywheel and not need to buy the shim. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=64300
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:49 AM
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Nobody knows? Anyways, pulled the tranny out and the original clutch is fine except for the pilot bearing. The pilot bearing came rigth out stuck to the input shaft because it siezed! So now the hole in the engine crankshaft (where the pilot bearing is pressed into) is all rounded out and the new pilot bearing will not stay seated properly. What to do? What to do? Lol I have never seen a pilot needle bearing fail before and they never come out, even with the puller tool! Unless your me of course, the tranny is fine, and the input shaft will clean up with emery cloth. I'm not gonna go through the trouble of putting a new crank in a 200,000 mile truck just so my pilot bearing stays in place. Really sucks and im getting married Friday. Guess I'll put it all back together and hope for the best.
Doesn't the piolot bearing seat in the flywheel which can be replaced. While you have it apart see what you need to replace the rear main seal or it will be next. GOOD LUCK.
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