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Old 05-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default Clutch fork return spring location? (245 M46)

The previous owner did not have a fork return spring at all, he just had the clutch adjusted almost all the way with no play. I ordered a spring from NAPA for $3 and now I cant figure out the location to install it on the car. Am I missing a bracket. I have included a link to a picture to help diagnose. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:57 AM
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You are missing a bracket and a rubber washer/bumper. The bracket is a heavy cast iron weight that the end of the cable slips into. The rubber piece goes between the arm and the cast iron piece. I will take a picture this weekend.

There is no spring used on the original set-up.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:30 PM
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Here's pictures of the bracket/weight at the transmission end of the clutch cable:



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Old 05-12-2013, 09:35 AM
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You are missing a bracket and a rubber washer/bumper. The bracket is a heavy cast iron weight that the end of the cable slips into. The rubber piece goes between the arm and the cast iron piece. I will take a picture this weekend.

There is no spring used on the original set-up.
Actually IIRC 240 series diesels and 1983-84 760 turbodiesels do use an external fork return spring and did not come with the large weight on the end of the cable. The spring hooks between the fork near the cable attachment point and the transmission mount bracket..... '85 and up use a different clutch fork with an internal return spring (IIRC) and different throwout bearing attachment mechanism and those feature the big chunk of metal on the end of the cable and no external spring.

Chad your car probably should have had a spring originally, anywhere you can find to hook it onto should be fine as long as it allows you to achieve some tangible free play at the clutch pedal so that you know you're getting full engagement.

If it was adjusted with no free pedal before, did you check the condition of the release bearing? Might be a little more tired than most if it has had pressure on it all the time from linkage maladjustment....

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:56 AM
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Good to know!!
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