Secondary clutch


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Secondary clutch

Postby skidplate84 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:48 pm



Hi gang,
Does anyone know how to remove the secondary clutch unit on a 1984 Aspencade
Without taking apart most of the back end to get at it?



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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:18 am

What do you mean by a secondary clutch unit. If it is similar to my '85 LTD there is a clutch slave unit on the rear case connected to the clutch unit inside the rear case.

There is a thread on getting at the clutch unit without taking the engine out on this site. Check out this thread:

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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby skidplate84 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:43 am

Thank you for the reply and link.
I have been finding the clutch handle to be getting a bit soft lately and so after bleeding the system still had the same problem, tested the master clutch calliper on the handle bars which seems to be fine, thought I might have a problem with the secondary slave unit at the back of the engine so was wondering how difficult it was to remove .
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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby FM-USA » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:42 am

"remove the secondary clutch unit on a 1984 Aspencade"

Ya, was odd but in a clutch system there's one each, clutch master, slave and pack. Two of 3 work together, Master and Slave.
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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:58 am

i have a question about this also........is this the same procedure as removing the clutch slave on an 86 SEi? im taking the motor off my 86 SEi and i was wondering if its the same as the 84.

by the way, that square tool, its actually a rear brake caliper piston retractor. if your car has rear disks brakes and you use the e/brake when you park it, the caliper piston moves outwards on a rotating piston actuator thats behind and inside the caliper piston to get the pads to touch the rotors. its the only way to retract the pistons all the way back into the calipers. using the e/brake is the only way to adjust the rear brakes on 4 wheel disks. just thought you might want to know.

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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:30 am

I used that square brake tool when I did my clutch rebuild. It worked quite well. The cost was about $20.00 CDN taxes in - less expensive than the OEM recommended tool.

The removal and rebuild of the clutch slave should be identical to the LTD or SEi. Once the cutch slave is off takes very little time to clean and rebuild.

I also replaced all the rubber OEM brake/clutch lines with SS teflon lines. Has made a difference in shifting and applying the brakes.

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Re: Secondary clutch

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:08 am

[quote rednaxs] The removal and rebuild of the clutch slave should be identical to the LTD or SEi. [/quote]

ok, thanks, thats what i needed to know. i'll say one thing, there's a LOT more wires and connectors compared to my 83 1100.

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