Clutch issues?

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Clutch issues?

Post by NWMO » Thu May 07, 2020 5:24 pm

Hey all,

I’m getting some growling noises that seem throw out bearing or clutch related. I lean towards clutch as it seemed to “stutter” some when it made the noise. I rebuilt the engine a year ago and had to replace a broken valve spring a few months ago, so exhaust, etc. comes off pretty easy. So I can pull the engine or I have heard I can just drop the tranny as well, pros and cons?

Chris

PS - I might try to get Terc2 on the road first, will have to see.
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Re: Clutch issues?

Post by NWMO » Thu May 07, 2020 6:47 pm

Alright,

Crawled under and checked front gear oil, trickled out when I removed the bolt. Laid under the car with engine running, definitely some clutch issues, SO I will pull the engine and get her fixed. I may use this as an excuse to attempt to get Terc2 roadworthy first, will have to see. On the bright side, I have a company truck I can drive in the meantime, but it burns more fuel.

Chris

PS - Definitely easier to pull the engine, as removal of the entire front differential would be necessary to get to the rear of the engine.
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Re: Clutch issues?

Post by Petros » Fri May 08, 2020 3:35 am

clutch chatter can be caused by oil contamination. so check the seals, valve cover gasket, for leaks while you are in there.

you ca drive it with chatter, but eventually it will fatigue the parts and the clutch will fall apart leaving you stuck. It will have to get changed sooner or later, but you do not have to rush to get it done right away.
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Re: Clutch issues?

Post by NWMO » Fri May 08, 2020 4:32 am

Thanks Peter.
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

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Re: Clutch issues?

Post by xirdneh » Fri May 08, 2020 4:52 pm

your ? as to pull engine vs pull tranny.
you do not have to spend as much time under the car if you do engine method
that being said I prefer pulling tranny. if you remove input shaft it is easier to drop the Diff/Tranny assy
also easier to reinstall the works if input is installed after tranny/diff is re-installed
Love those Tercell 4x4 wagons but they sure suffer from road noise.

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Re: Clutch issues?

Post by NWMO » Fri May 08, 2020 7:44 pm

Thank you Robert, I’ve never tried that method, will have to sometime.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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