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Clutch fixed!
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:39:50 PM »
Ever since I got my half-track the clutch would drag and make it impossible to shift into gear from neutral without grinding. I’d have to shut it off to put in gear and then start it and take off and then shift without the clutch. I assumed the disk was sticking on the input shaft spline or the pilot bearing was stuck - something wasn’t letting the input shaft stop turning with the clutch disengaged. I was hoping it would free up with use, but it didn’t so I finally bit the bullet and fixed it. When I got the clutch out the only thing I could see that may have been causing the trouble was that the disk was glazed and a little sticky, like oil or grease may have gotten on it. Although the spline was a little caked with crud that may have not let the disk slide away from the flywheel completely. Anyhow, I had the flywheel and pressure plate surfaced, cleaned and reassembled the clutch, shined up the input shaft spline, replaced the pilot and throwout bearings and it works great now! What a pleasure to drive compared to before!

« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 09:27:06 PM by 8683jb »
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Re: Clutch fixed!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 12:08:19 PM »
Nice work, Thanks for posting the problem and repair.



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Re: Clutch fixed!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 01:14:02 PM »
That resurfacing work looks absolutely beautiful!

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Re: Clutch fixed!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 02:54:40 PM »
Glad it all worked out!
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