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

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 18:30:12 EDT 2005

you might still be able to turn the wheel that's off the ground.  the
front differential is an open differential.  if you put the car in gear,
the engine is coupled to the drivetrain.  if both front wheels are off
the ground, rotating a wheel should cause the other wheel to rotate 
in the opposite direction.  if the other front wheel is on the ground
(and thus unable to rotate in the opposite direction), you'll get
resistance because you're now trying to turn the engine over.  put
enough force into it and the engine will turn over, and then you'll
feel the effect of compressing the air in the cylinders.  is the engine
turning over?  have your wife look into the engine compartment and see
if the crank is turning.

you can check the axleshafts and drive flanges on the tranny to
see if everything's still connected, or you can put both front wheels
up in the air and see if the other wheel rotates in the opposite direction
when you rotate a wheel.


--- 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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