My slipper just started slipping quite a bit. I tightened it up all the way and it didn't help. Took it apart and the pads still have some meat on them. I sanded the surface just a bit and put it back together and no change. It has the aluminum pads.
Is it time for a new clutch or could it be something else?
Thats odd... if you tightened it down all the way and it didn't lock up I would wonder if maybe one of the pressure plates is broken or bent back preventing it from getting tight enough. I would say replace the whole assembly but reuse your aluminum pads.
Would just a rebuild kit do it or the whole thing?
Assuming the pressure plates are not broken, then the rebuild kit should work since it replaces the pads and the slipper surfaces. If you disassemble and find the plates are broken or torqued, then you'd need to replace those as well.
When I took it apart the plate that the slipper plate sits on looked to be ok. Guess I have never seen a brand new pad to know how much meat are on them to begin with. It might be possible that they were worn enough that it wouldn't tighten enough. I would think when tightened all the way it wouldn't slip even with worn pads but maybe I am wrong.
pic's if you do replace make sure you get the HD slipper P/N 5352R
Would you go flip my truck back over??
Ya I plan on getting the HD slipper replacement. My lhs was out when I went to get one yesterday.