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Re: One step closer to selling it.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 652332 posted 05/30/08 04:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^^ mahboie Daryl working for ACT knows his shizz....



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653329 posted 06/02/08 08:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Soooo...it appears that my transmission has been porking me slowly for the last year or so. My "leaky t-case" turns out to be the transmission.

Inside the bellhousing:

Welp, the pic poster seems to be fubar'd right now.

The inside of the bellhousing is coated with black trans fluid. My "red" ClutchNet pressure plate is black and somewhat tacky with burnt/dried transmission fluid. I haven't popped off the clutch yet, and don't really want to for fear of having to replace it.

The clutch fork is fine. The pressure plate fingers are all there and intact/not loose. I still don't know what the problem is with the hydraulic system, but am going to replace the master cylinder.

I'm willing to bet my center diff is bad, and will find out after 1/8 mile once the spare trans is installed in the next few days.

Frank's putting up a fight, but I'm going to win this one In the meantime, the race car isn't all that fun to commute in. I got pulled over on Friday coming home from work for "speeding" and got a warning, and some questions about the LOUD exhaust. Fun stuff...



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653427 posted 06/03/08 12:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cy

Hate to tell you this but while your down there and everythings off pull the fracking oil pan and change the thrust bearing or at least get the pan off and use a feeler gauge. I beat your thrust is gone and its crank walk city. With everything off you could change the rod and all the mains at the same time.

I had the same problem and didn't do it cause of time then it destroyed a PTT dual disk disks and has the car pulled apart for an insane rebuild restoration. 2 years coming in January so I haven't driven it in to damn long.



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CP
Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653430 posted 06/03/08 12:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More details! Do I need to push this thing in front of an 18 wheeler?



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653505 posted 06/03/08 10:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ah yes Curtis, that does sound like the symptoms of crankwalk.
From what I read on the 7 bolt engines the usual problem was not oiling or noise but notchy/hard shifting, especially around corners.
Cy, check out the DSM boards for more info and if the issues match yours.



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653522 posted 06/03/08 10:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nah, I'm in denial. I just need to get this thing back on the road for now. I'm going to clean it up this afternoon and have some buddies coming over to help me get the other trans installed this evening.



-Cy
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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653534 posted 06/03/08 11:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is there any way I can check for crankwalk without opening up the bottom end, like pulling/pushing on the flywheel to see if it moves in/out at all?

I have zero experience messing with any parts in the block, and don't have any desire to learn this summer unless absolutely necessary.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653543 posted 06/03/08 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes (Ask me how I know...) I did it with the trans still in the car. you could see the crank pulley move when stepping on the clutch.. I was able to have someone step on the clutch and move the crank back with a small pry bar..I would assume you could do the same with some leverage on either side, and try to shift it back and forth. I don;t know the spec., but if it moves more that a TINY bit (couple thou) I would replace the thrust bearing.....

Mine was easy to diag., as when I stepped on teh clutch, the car stalled.



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653549 posted 06/03/08 11:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got a diagram of where the thrust bearing is located, or a page number in the FSM?

From killing me slowly to killing me quickly...



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 653847 posted 06/03/08 10:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The thrust bearing is the middle main bearing set.



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CP
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 654000 posted 06/04/08 09:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I yanked on the flywheel but couldn't tell if it was moving in/out or side to side just a tiny bit. I'll be buttoning up the trans over the next several evenings and then will deal with this possible crank issue. It's back on the engine now. Hopefully the spare doesn't have anything wrong with it.

I sure made a dust cloudy mess when I blew off the clutch with compressed air. The pressure plate needed SEVERE cleaning with engine degreaser and brake cleaner. However the disc had barely any trans fluid on it from what I could see.



-Cy
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Edited by CP (06/04/08 09:47 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 654633 posted 06/05/08 08:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Don't blow that sort of stuff with compressed air, that dust is really bad for you. Just spray it down thoroughly with brake cleaner. Don't use engine de-greaser or carb/t-body cleaner as those leave an oily film behind.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 654637 posted 06/05/08 08:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Don't use engine de-greaser or carb/t-body cleaner as those leave an oily film behind.




Really?? Never noticed myself.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 654640 posted 06/05/08 08:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yup. The other two are normally petroleum based, brake cleaner isn't. They don't leave much of a residue but when it comes to brakes or clutches I wouldn't want to roll the dice with either of them.

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 654650 posted 06/05/08 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh. Duh, I just automatically lump brake cleaner into the de-greaser category. I almost exclusively use brake cleaner.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 656542 posted 06/11/08 09:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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Easy and not very accurate way to check for crankwalk. Sorry im late to the thread

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