Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jeepstar, Sep 15, 2016.
Yes. He assumed i meant T90.
Wow, that's impressive customer service.
Test fit tommorrow. Between a friend coming to town for bowhunting, and drinking, no jeep work of this caliber.
Hopefully the install goes great.
I'm hoping so too.
I have a T-98 also, and the crossshaft you have to use is the short one. I got mine from Kaiser Willys, along with the balled end pieces it fits between. No problem at all. You will love that T-98 1st gear in the hills. Once you are in that gear and low-range, you are geared so low you could put a Briggs and Stratton 10 hp engine under the hood and that would be plenty to power the Jeep (lol!) Pix below are before and after rebuild of tranny and xfer case...
For the life of me, i cannot get the old cable out of the transmission and i think (know) its off the fork. Now what? I cant use the new one, and the old one isnt attached. I cant find an acess panel either? HELP!!!
Are you saying the hole where the cable goes through isn't big enough for the ball to go through? The picture ETI engineer posted shows the inspection cover on top of the bellhousing, you might have to remove the transmission floor cover to get the job done.
Pulled the cowl off around the gear shifter for access panel. Pretty easy from there. Now Everything works better.
It was a bigger headache than i thought overall, but my jeep is a better person for it. From my "direct replacement kit", the only usable part was the bell crank, which i had to cut 2" from the middle and weld back together.
New cable was way too short.
The intererior panel had to come off.
Took it for the test drive and my dog jumped out of the jeep, and into the only mud hole behind my house.
My tranny id tag
So, the end result must be no noise and the correct clutch adjustment?
For now .
That's pretty much the answer I use. Any more I try not to be overly positive.
so, I sent Kaiser willys an email about the bell crank kit, and this was his response. I'm not comfortable with it, but I'm just going to leave it alone. I don't have a conversion going on. I have an original jeep, and have only been replacing what needs to be, and driving it in between the downtimes.
thanks all for the help. if you get to Sheboygan, look me up. ive always got cold beer in the fridge.
out of the parts I bought from the "direct replacement kit", only the ball studs were usable.
1. the clutch cable, or throw-out bearing cable, was much too short. so I used the original one. I found this out after I removed my body panel that is on the floor of my jeep to gain access to the T98 transmission access panel.
2. with the bell crank, I had to cut out 2 inches from the middle of the new one and then weld it together back together.
3. the "c" rod that connects the bell crank to the pedal assembly was also much too short. so I used the original one, the bar with the yokes on each end.
this was by far the worst experience I have had ordering through your company. a direct fit should be a direct fit, and you should maybe make a note of the bell crank length in the kit description. unless you did, and I just didn't see it. or state *this will not work with a T98 transmission* somewhere in the order.
yes, I run a T98 transmission, and that isn't an overly abundant or common transmission, but if I order a new part, advertised as a direct fit for my year make and model, I shouldn't have to modify it, and also not be able to use half of the parts that came with the kit.
I have ordered from you guys in the past, and been satisfied. this time however, it just fell way below the mark of what I have come to expect from you guys.
again, I don't want to be negative, I just want to save another jeeper of having to learn this the hard way.
Its due to the conversion you have going on in your vehicle where it’s hard for us to foresee what all someone has done thru the years. If you were set up like originally then it would have been. What we send out is the most common set up when people have your situation going on.
We always try hard to get things right, sometimes we just can’t foresee all the possible things going on in a vehicle when its been changed around so much thru the years
Kaiser Willys Auto Supply
114 Bolton Ct Aiken SC 29803
Conversion? Good grief. I wonder what rock those guys have been living under, how could they not know the T-98 was an option?
I bet he is just passing on the fitment information from the manufacturer of the parts. I do not like that he is not looking into what you are telling him and missing an excellent opportunity to learn something about his products and they vehicles they are intended for...
I wouldn't be able to leave that alone. It wasn't a conversion, nothing was changed over the years, and if they are going to call themselves "Kaiser Willys", they'd better make darn sure they are aware of all options available before they stand behind their wrong item.
I agree, it would be bugging me to no end.
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