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Clutch or what?
Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:25 PM
My concern is that after taking the transaxle etc all apart... that putting it back together with the new clutch may not be the fix.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
What are the failure modes of the clutch.
What else could be the problem.
Yep, I'm taking advice from you experts. I'm replacing anything that's replaceable. Throwout bearing, pilot bearing, clutch fork clips, and pressure plate. Anything else?
Also not sure how to get that pilot bearing out but in absence of a response, I suppose I can figure that out.
I looked on the repair advise section and found nothing on drivetrain. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:39 PM
Also if your son was trying to roast the tires this can cause the clutch to slip a little causing excessive heat weakening the pressure plate causing the burnt clutch feel.
Another thing is if have taken the clutch out if the friction area of the disk is loose than that tells you that it needs replacement.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:40 PM
Also - you should go ahead and replace the rear main seal on the engine - they are cheap too, and easy to reaplce while your in there. Just remove the flywheel and its right there. Remember to use a little silicone on the outside of the seal, and some grease or assembly lube on the inside of the seal. And use a dab of licktite on each of the flywheel bolts as they are tapped directly into the oil passage of the crank - this will seal them properly.
Clutch life is highly dependant on driving style, and conditions. 147k is an exceptionally long life I would say - most clutches last me 100k or less. (but then I drive like a damn maniac...). They can last up to 200k or maybe more depending on the driver. Your son may just be hard on em....
Posted 18 December 2003 - 11:34 PM
Get some dowel (sp?) rod. You know, round wooden rod, that is the same diameter as the inner pilot bearing hole, where the trans input shaft goes in. Might take some whittling on the bench grinder. Now pack the pilot bearing bore with grease. Put the dowel rod up in there and smack it with a hammer. It will hydraulic the bearing right out of there.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 03:24 AM
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 11:34 AM
Thanks all for keeping me on track.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 02:48 PM
if it seems impossible to get a proper adjustment, suspect the pressure plate
you may as well remove the flywheel to service the rear seal, and then you ccan push out the pilot bearing from behind.
if not, the dowel method acts hydraulically. pack some grease into the hole, and when you tap in the dowel, the grease will force the bearing out. i think a 3/8 socket extension would work...
Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:23 PM
Just take the flywheel off and knock it out.
The grease trick will work on everything else.
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