I am having no luck driving out the pair of roll pins on the clutch pedal. They are part numbers 2 and 2A in the diagram below. I have applied heat and penetrating oil (independently) and they will not budge. Please write back with suggestions to get them out.
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This has been discussed in a previous posts. I don't recall which one. Not an easy process from what I remember. No room for much of anything. Sorry I'm no help. Do a search if you haven't already.
My previous searches on this site revealed that the pins should simply be driven out with a punch. The pedal box is out of the car and thus I can pound away on it. After doing do for a period of time, it became clear that I was going to damage the pedal shaft, the aluminum box, the pedal itself, or all of the above. In my case the pins might have to be drilled out or pressed out. I am seeking advice on how to proceed.
Are you trying to drive them out together or one at a time?
My primary focus has been to drive out the smaller pin in the center. Since that did not work I also tried to drive out both concurrently and did not succeed.
You probably need to press them out? I remember having the entire assembly out and apart and I think that is what I remember doing with it?
It was immediately pretty apparent that I couldn't beat on the thing even on the bench. I don't remember what I used as a drive pin on the press though?
If you don't have a press, you might be able to do it using a vise as a press?
Just be patient with it and take a lot of breaks as you get frustrated by the procedure. I don't think the factory ever thought much about having to disassemble it for service. They would probably just service it as an assembly rather then individual parts.
I took mine apart to refinish it neatly. That was 1985 ish though so it isn't fresh in my memory banks? Maybe the clutch return spring was broken and an additional incentive to take it apart?
It looks like I will be pressing them out. I might be able to get a small screw to go into the inner pin and along with socket on the opposite side. Hopefully that will get it started.
I was able to use two sockets and the vise to get both pins to move at once. Then they readily tapped out using a drift punch. Doug, thanks for the suggestion.
I'm glad that it worked out and I could help. "Necessity is the mother of invention".
Those MAY have originally been assembled using an "arbor press"?
Not sure which pins exactly you're referring to, but you may not want to use the when you re-assemble things... Here's a thread that refers to the same area, but may be different pins:
Sorry, guys- it seems like all my recent posts are negative. But hammering 'with vigor' on pivot pins that are stuck in parts of the clutch linkage can lead to disaster, as some are cast iron and will crack if beat upon sideways too hard. And some are heavily loaded (like the slave cylinder pivot arm), so any weld repairs attempted should be done by a VERY qualified welder. Spares are getting rarer & pricier by the moment.... Doug and Steve's improvised pressing rig is much safer even if it needs to be done on the bench!