[Es2] Re: [s-cars] clutch problem

Matt twentyV matt_20v at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 17:48:26 EDT 2005

As I'm fond of saying to our Test Engineering guys,
"works as designed".  You are seeing the effect of the
front open differential.
--- Elijahallen92 at aol.com wrote:
> Bill and all,
>  Ok I just went out and jacked the car up so that
> one front wheel was  off 
> the ground. With car in gear and clutch out I could
> turn the wheel about a  half 
> turn and then it would get tight but with a little
> pressure would break  free 
> again and turn to that point. If 3 of 4 wheels are
> on the ground I  shouldn't 
> be able to turn the whell thats off the ground
> correct? When I have  the wife 
> turn the wheel while I look at the axels and cv
> joints I can see the  one she 
> is turning turn normal and the other front is not
> moveing. How are the  
> flanges on the tranny attach to the tranny? Is it
> possible one of them is  slipping 
> at that point? 
> Elijah
> Elijahammered
> "..there was a clunk like I popped the clutch or  
> something.  There is still normal pedal feel but
> when I let out on  the
> clutch in any 
> gear I  get no grab. What could this  be??"
> Elijah,
> I'm going to guess that somehow someway one  of the
> axle shafts came loose
> and uncoupled.  
> BTDT  one  wheel no go =  all wheels no go.
> Take a looksee  underneath.
> Only other probable may be a blown slave cylinder.
> attached  to the
> transmission.  Look for fluid there.  But I've only
> heard of  that once on
> list IIRC.
> Bill M
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