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Old 02-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #1
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Cracked clutch fork replacement

I had to take the car to a shop (eww) to diagnose the clutch pedal not hitting the floor suddenly, and it being hard to get into gear while the car was running.

It wasn't the slave so they pulled the trans and found the notorious broken clutch fork (and a nice bald clutch with a flywheel that had more burns than Freddy Kruger's face...so thats why it shuttered so much).

For the new clutch fork, is there a revised part (similar to the coolant cap nonsense)? Is my new clutch and fork combo gonna crap out in a few thousand miles? Do they crack because of old age? (~96k on the original clutch/fork).

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Old 02-03-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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I had to take the car to a shop (eww) to diagnose the clutch pedal not hitting the floor suddenly, and it being hard to get into gear while the car was running.

It wasn't the slave so they pulled the trans and found the notorious broken clutch fork (and a nice bald clutch with a flywheel that had more burns than Freddy Kruger's face...so thats why it shuttered so much).

For the new clutch fork, is there a revised part (similar to the coolant cap nonsense)? Is my new clutch and fork combo gonna crap out in a few thousand miles? Do they crack because of old age? (~96k on the original clutch/fork).

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the clutch fork was revised to a new design.
so the new part should be better.
but hay, you did 96K on the "bad" design, so i don't think you will need to worry.

this is how main looked at 150K



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Old 02-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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Crispy critter!



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Old 02-04-2015, 08:41 AM   #4
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Check the Pelican parts web site.

The "revised design" is just 987 parts. Besides the lever you need the new pivot ball and the retainer clip and the little plastic piece.

The lever isn't any more beefy than the 986 part. The change was really only to address complaints of squeaking from the 986 assembly.

I've got the new parts in my transmission waiting to go back in.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:17 PM   #5
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Ah I see. Well the clutch is in and it feels so light and smooth compared to my old clutch. No wonder the old clutch died that thing felt like I was pushing the pedal into a rock
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