727 Fromt Clutch Spring Retainer

Engine, Transmission & Driveline

  1. Dylan Galvin

    Dylan Galvin Active Member

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    I skimped out on buying an actual clutch spring compressor and am using C clamps for compressing the springs under the retainer. While reassembling the front clutch I contorted the retainer pretty darn good. Should I attempt to install it again and hope the force from the springs will get it nice and square again or order a new one?

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  2. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Buy a new one.

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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Don't skimp Dylan, not when you're going as far as you are. Pay now, save later
     
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    Agreed. It would probably work, but if it doesn't you are pulling the transmission out and apart again. Not something I like doing repeatedly.
     
  5. Dylan Galvin

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    Thanks guys, definitely right to replace a $15 part instead of a whole trans later. Theres always something to hinder my progress, sometimes I just want it to keep on goin.
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Bend.it back
     
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    Yup. I’ve bent them when they get caught in the retaining clips groove. Bend it back. Once it’s installed it’s fine.