Notices

Guess time for new clutch.. UGH!

 
Old 03-14-2019, 04:26 PM
  #1  
finally!
User
Thread Starter
 
finally!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
Posts: 1,255
Default Guess time for new clutch.. UGH!

UGH! Clutch just went South
Damnit
First day weather nice enough to drive in two+ weeks since put in new axles/CVs too

Coincidentally was just looking online how to change one out, alas, with so much going on right now and with it 25+ miles from house (considering towing cost), time it takes for swap when never having done to a 944 before, I am going to let the professionals do it. Waiting on tow truck now.

Was in 2nd gear, around 2,000 RPMS and accelerating in 2nd gear, floored it and about 3,000 RPM went CLUNK!!
finally! is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 05:38 PM
  #2  
finally!
User
Thread Starter
 
finally!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
Posts: 1,255
Default

UPDATE

YAY! Just got back from the shop, RAC Performance here in Dallas, got it up on the lift and the left inner CV (brand new), the bearing carrier broke! Not good but better than having to replace clutch!
finally! is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 05:52 PM
  #3  
MAGK944
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MAGK944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Posts: 5,259
Default

Originally Posted by finally! View Post
UPDATE

YAY! Just got back from the shop, RAC Performance here in Dallas, got it up on the lift and the left inner CV (brand new), the bearing carrier broke! Not good but better than having to replace clutch!
Did you go cheap or did you fit GKN/Loebro CVís? Iíve not heard good things about the cheap axles.
MAGK944 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 06:20 PM
  #4  
finally!
User
Thread Starter
 
finally!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
Posts: 1,255
Default

Originally Posted by MAGK944 View Post


Did you go cheap or did you fit GKN/Loebro CVís? Iíve not heard good things about the cheap axles.
Not sure frankly, got it from O'Reilly auto parts, got suggestion for it here or on Pelican [do not recall which].
finally! is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 01:55 AM
  #5  
rlm328
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
rlm328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,662
Default

You went cheap. Get a decent CV.
rlm328 is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 10:18 AM
  #6  
Gage
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 111
Default

Worth consideration also are the known failures related to improper installation.
Gage is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 12:18 PM
  #7  
finally!
User
Thread Starter
 
finally!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
Posts: 1,255
Default

Originally Posted by Gage View Post
Worth consideration also are the known failures related to improper installation.
what improper installation issues?
finally! is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 12:46 PM
  #8  
MAGK944
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MAGK944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Posts: 5,259
Default

Originally Posted by finally! View Post
what improper installation issues?
How to do CV joints the right way:

1. Don't buy cheap (OíReily/Autozone,etc), buy genuine GKN/Loebro parts.

2. Repack the joints with quality grease, leave the boots empty to allow for expansion.

3. Clock the CV joints correctly to the axles to allow maximum articulation (google if you donít know how to do this).

4. Impeccably clean the axle bolt threads and use new bolts torqued to the correct spec with a quality tool and no Loctite.

5. Inspect, repack and rotate the axles occasionally to improve their life, I do mine on every belt change which is also about the same time I change my transmission oil.

MAGK944 is online now  
Old 03-15-2019, 12:57 PM
  #9  
finally!
User
Thread Starter
 
finally!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
Posts: 1,255
Default

Originally Posted by MAGK944 View Post


How to do CV joints the right way:

1. Don't buy cheap (OíReily/Autozone,etc), buy genuine GKN/Loebro parts.

2. Repack the joints with quality grease, leave the boots empty to allow for expansion.

3. Clock the CV joints correctly to the axles to allow maximum articulation (google if you donít know how to do this).

4. Impeccably clean the axle bolt threads and use new bolts torqued to the correct spec with a quality tool and no Loctite.

5. Inspect, repack and rotate the axles occasionally to improve their life, I do mine on every belt change which is also about the same time I change my transmission oil.

Agreed, the shop is putting new axle, etc. on today. I've no doubt they will use OEM quality parts. Considering would have to have towed approx 35 miles to my house if I was to put new in it evened out with them doing it. Shop doing the work is https://www.racperformance.com/
finally! is offline  
Old 03-19-2019, 01:19 AM
  #10  
rlm328
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
rlm328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,662
Default

I do not know what type of driving you do, but if it includes a lot of track days you may want to consider these.

https://www.stage8.com/cv-joint-locking-bolt-kits/
rlm328 is offline  
Old 03-19-2019, 09:55 PM
  #11  
odonnell
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
odonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 4,617
Default

You may as well order the parts now for the other side.

Genuine joints aren't that expensive. It just requires the time investment of taking the axle apart and swapping them.
odonnell is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 07:57 PM
  #12  
rlm328
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
rlm328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,662
Default

Originally Posted by odonnell View Post
You may as well order the parts now for the other side.

Genuine joints aren't that expensive. It just requires the time investment of taking the axle apart and swapping them.
Make sure you get the right spline count.
rlm328 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: