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Upgraded Clutch Fork, M46 & M47 (hydraulic clutch) - 740 760 940

Genuine Volvo 3549983 - 142479

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Product Description

All 700- and 900-series M46 4-speed overdrive and M47 5-speed manuals in the US use clutch fork 1220763, with a dimpled hole in one end for the clutch slave cylinder.

As you press the clutch pedal, the rod in the slave cylinder presses out in turn against the clutch fork, slowly wearing it away with every clutch pedal push. Eventually, the slave cylinder rod will wear the clutch fork enough to punch right through, popping the piston out of the slave cylinder and relieving your car of all of its clutch fluid in the process.

900-series cars in the US went all automatic after 1994, so we never got the sturdier M90 transmission...but in Europe you can find that transmission bolted to both red blocks and white blocks. It's got a higher torque rating and beefier components than the old M46s and M47s, including this direct-swap clutch fork made of thicker gauge steel and with a dimpled slave cylinder end without a hole.

Volvo suggests replacing the original M46/M47 clutch fork with each clutch swap, but this one should only have to be replaced once.

Additional Technical Information

Remember to add a bit of grease to the ball pivot and slave cylinder dimples before installation! New ball pivots and a new release bearing retaining clip are strongly recommended during clutch installation, see Recommended Products below.

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