international ai clutch adjustment

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international ai clutch adjustment

Postby matt g » Wed Jan 10, 2024 7:48 pm

I have a 1945 international ai and was wondering if anybody knows how to adjust the clutch or linkage. My problem is when you let the clutch out the clutch catches right at the end and grinds a little. I believe that the clutch or clutch linkage is the problem. if anyone thinks the problem is somewhere else please let me know.

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Re: international ai clutch adjustment

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:47 pm

As the clutch wears, you gradually loose clutch free play and it needs to be adjusted back to the proper amount. That sounds like your problem. Look up at the bottom of the bell housing (torque tube). At the very rear, next to the clutch pedal, you will find an opening. The clutch linkage is adjusted through that opening. You can see a part (yoke) with the clutch operating rod going through it. The rod has 2 nuts, one forward of and the other behind the yoke. You change the adjustment by turning one nut away from the yoke then tightening the other against the other side of the yoke. Turning the forward one away then tightening the rear one should increase the free play. The correct adjustment is when there is between 1 and 1-1/4 inch of free play, measured at the face of the clutch pedal.

This is explained and illustrated in the Owner's Manual. If you don't have one of them, you should get one and read through it for lubrication and adjustment instructions.

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Re: international ai clutch adjustment

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. One more post and you can access/download info from the Manuals library located at the Quick links tab, top left corner of this page. Scroll down the the list to the pdf manuals and click on the link to open the list. Browse through the different folders and select what interests you. Stan
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