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How to remove a broken Pivot ball

Old 03-08-2019, 10:15 AM
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Found a broken pivot ball when working on the project Z. This is how I fixed it!

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:48 AM
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Nice video!
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Good stuff, is that an 03 transmission? I remember the pivot ***** on those were longer which put extra shear load (through the clutch & fork) on them resulting in breakage at the threads. Stronger aftermarket versions are available along with the upgraded cast clutch fork. The stamped steel clutch fork is weak and prone to flexing. I could be wrong, but I believe if you upgrade the clutch fork to the beefier cast unit, you can also upgrade to the stubbier/shorter pivot ball for the added strength.

Also, great job cleaning up that engine bay! Looking good man!
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^^ You got it all right
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Originally Posted by icer5160 View Post
Good stuff, is that an 03 transmission? I remember the pivot ***** on those were longer which put extra shear load (through the clutch & fork) on them resulting in breakage at the threads. Stronger aftermarket versions are available along with the upgraded cast clutch fork. The stamped steel clutch fork is weak and prone to flexing. I could be wrong, but I believe if you upgrade the clutch fork to the beefier cast unit, you can also upgrade to the stubbier/shorter pivot ball for the added strength.

Also, great job cleaning up that engine bay! Looking good man!
-Icer

Thanks man! yeah it's an 03 and Yeah that is all correct for sure and I am going to do that eventually but i am actually planning a 1jz swap so I'm saving the upgrade for that stuff until then.
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