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Squeaky Clutch/Warning: Bad welds

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Greensystemsgo, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

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    hey all, so weve all see the results of a squeaky clutch on a first gen, that little green bushing going bad. well i wanted to do some off roading today, but was fed up with my clutch, so pulled it after getting that green bushing new from toyota. pull the clutch and bam a kick in the face problem. ive yet to see it on here, so hopefully it;ll help anyone else out.


    what i was presented with
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    cleaned up
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    My solution (please ignore my super ugly welds, if they hold ill be happy :D
    Between the plate and the original bracket is a washer that happened to be perfect size as the metal and the bracket were not flush because of the double layer bracket.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    spent the last hour trying to get the spring in. it is one strong sob.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    interesting welds...you know your supposed to use a welder, not a soldering iron, right???

    :p

    i keed, i keed...

    Never seen anyone have this issue before
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    hahahah i could probably do better solder joints then weld! i fix comptuers....


    yeah i havent found thsi problem, but imagine toyota would have to special order this bracket, my recommendation is to check if you have high mileage. i have 185now so yeah.

    spring is still kicking my ass :(
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    interesting. il have to take a look at mine. thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
     
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    lmao..

    hope you get that spring back in
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    SUCCESS!

    its all about zipties pulling the spring towards the one side after you do one side and the middle, then finding the right angle to get the last side in. pics to come. i wanna get this thing done. atleast its still raining so maaaaybe mud tomorrow :D
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Haha, for real. Most of the time when people warn you about their weld quality they're still being somewhat modest, this guy wasn't kidding though!
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    this is my first time ever welding :D
     
  10. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    Next time, practice on some scrap first. Not trying to be a dick, but those really are terrible quality, there is almost no penetration. :p Most welders have general settings charts to go by for what thickness you are welding. By just using the recommended settings, and knowing what a good weld looks like and trying to make yours look like them, you're going to end up doing a whole lot better than that.

    Try to make it look like this
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    my second side was better, doing little c's. i meant to say that those were my first welds on anyting important. the wire feed welder though is a super pita, splatter/berries everywhere.
     
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