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I just purchased a "07" international 9400i. I was told it need a clutch but found the linkage cross shaft on the firewall seized. Removed and cleaned/greased and now works very well. Just wondering if there is a way to measure clutch travel to determine clutch wear. truck going to west texas oil fields to work where repair is very expensive so now would be the time to fix but only if needed.

I'm guessing what you freed up was the shaft that is connected up by your firewall to the arm that comes off your transmission. If thats the case and you still don't have free pedal the next step i would do is adjust the clutch up underneath. There are two style clutches one has a spring loaded adjuster that takes a 5/8 socket. The other is one that just has a indicator that tells you how much wear. The second style you can't adjust if there is no free travel most you can do is adjust the linkage and thats just buying time. The first style adjust the spring loaded adjuster until you have about 1 1/2" free travel on the pedal. Will turn it counter clockwise. Then with the pedal all the way down make sure the throwout bearing is touching the clutch brake.

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Jeff Drumm


I Can answer any question pertaining to semi trucks and trailers. Have no experience in the automotive field so not able to help in that area.


My experiences in Semi Trucks is. I own my own truck and i presntly maintain a 80 truck fleet. Can handle any questions pertaining to a truck have tore apart and rebuilt every aspect on them. Fleet I deal with is Mainly Volvo trucks and a handful of freightliners. Work on automated transmissions on a daily basis along with carrier apu's. With engines my specialty is the 60 series Detroit but do work on the cummins isx the n-14 and the ism. and also the Volvo engines.

Have a College Degree from university of northwestern ohio in diesel and agriculture mechanics. Have 10 years behind the wheel driving a truck and 4 years working on trucks full time. Also have grown up on a farm so have been tinkering on trucks and tractors all my life.

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I've gone through online schooling and have received certificates from webb wheel, Timken and Volvo academy.

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