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

Bill Mahoney wmahoney at disk.com
Wed Apr 6 17:49:25 EDT 2005


Where's Torsenboy whenst we need him?  

I don't know what the meaning is for the results of your experiment here.  I
was just trying to ascertain that all four axel shafts were still bolted on
at both the inner and outer flanges.

I would recommend giving Scott Mockry a call as I would guess he could
figure this out in a NY minute.

Flanges have a gear toothed shaft at the other end that is just inserted
into the transmission and held in by a lone screw on the center outside of
the flange.

That said, it would be improbable that this is related to your problem.  

I don't know enough to say if a CV joint can be stripped or fail completely
without warning.

Keep us posted

Bill M  



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From: Elijahallen92 at aol.com [mailto:Elijahallen92 at aol.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [s-cars] clutch problem


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? 




"..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??"


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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