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Broken Clutch Fork


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960112 posted 12/27/10 03:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My Clutch Fork broke clear in half last night which im kinda really unsure on how it even happened. Was driving around the car for for a few hours and was just creeping around a bend at like 10mph and pushed the clutch in and snap. My one question is what all could possibly cause this to snap so easily besides just a weak fork?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960116 posted 12/27/10 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The fork has been redesigned so get a newer fork. It usually breaks where the ball pivots. It wears if not greased.

Make sure you get a new pivot ball as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960135 posted 12/27/10 04:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It broke 2" through the boot. I just wanna make sure there couldn't be any other reasons this happened so it doesn't happen again



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960137 posted 12/27/10 04:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Terry, didn't know they were revised



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960160 posted 12/27/10 07:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Heavier than stock clutch (or even stock) + lots of cyclic loading + time and corrosion = fatigue failure.

Was it the original fork, as far as you know?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960193 posted 12/27/10 09:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't think Chris has replaced the fork in his car so it very well could be.

I had mine break too, not to long ago Chris. It broke at the pivot ball just like yours probably did.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960289 posted 12/28/10 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
agreed with previous posters. Don't worry too much about it, just replace it. Improved design should hold up fine. Make sure to keep the pivot ball greased as well.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960364 posted 12/28/10 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What does the revised one look like?

I've never sweden one before... I think... They all looked the same..



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960401 posted 12/28/10 05:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its not the original one to the car. Someone put a 1992 transfer in it sometime



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960485 posted 12/29/10 06:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My clutch fork broke on my 91 eclipse gsx few days after I put on the ACT2600. At the time I went with a Taboo Racing fork. Good luck finding one now. The revised fork should be ok for you.

Here's what the Taboo racing one looks like:




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 960580 posted 12/29/10 03:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Wow nice!

Lucky in my case on the vr4 and amg, they are both running twin plateswith lighter than stock pressure plate pressures .



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