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

Elijahallen92 at aol.com Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Thu Apr 14 19:11:00 EDT 2005

It was the centerforce clutch, it broke. Pics here.
In a message dated 4/14/2005 1:33:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
tedebearp at yahoo.com writes:

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  
> again  and turn to that point. If 3 of 4 wheels are on the ground I   
> be able to turn the whell thats off the ground  correct? When I have  the 
> turn the wheel while I  look at the axels and cv joints I can see the  one 
>  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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