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Is this normal? Clutch release lever rod mis-aligned

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My clutch release lever rod is off at angle (see pics).
Is this typical? I'm concerned that this might shear the hairpin clip and the rod will fall off.

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Mine is not like that. From the pics it looks to me like the equalizer bar is on backwards or something. Is it possible to turn the Z bar around and make it face the opposite direction? That should put the lower section of the Z bar in line with the adjustment rod.
 

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From the distance between the dust boot and bell, it looks like the clutch fork isn't seated properly. Either that, or it's the wrong fork, as already mentioned. Either way, it looks like the fork is the problem.
 

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It looks like your z-bar is bent incorrectly. Z-bars are weak and will bend out of shape over time. I'd pull the z-bar and check it against a new one.
 

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I'm with Dailydriver on this one. Looks to me like the clutch fork isn't seated on the fulcrum. Are you driving the car i.e. is the clutch actualy working? Can you see inside the bell to verify if the fork is positioned correctly and that it's fully engaging the TO bearing?

By design, there is supposed to be "Some" room for movement and variation in the push rod angle but IMO that's WAY TOO MUCH!
 
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