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Clutch goes tick, tick, tick

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by rgentry, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. rgentry

    rgentry

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    I just inadvertently popped the clutch on my three-speed FJ40 (wet feet).

    Now the clutch has a slight tick whenever it is engaged. When I push
    the clutch in, the tick goes away. So, what stops moving when the
    clutch is pushed in? Clutch disc?
     
  2. cruiserman

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    Crawl under there, pop off the cover, and take a look. Maybe the throwout bearing?
     
  3. rgentry

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    Hmm. I can't really see anything wrong from the inspection plate.
    Here is my thinking:

    What spins at engine speed and then slowly slows down to ZERO
    speed when you push in the clutch?

    ** Transmission input shaft and clutch disc **

    So what could be causing a light tap-tap-tap noise? That follows this
    behavior? It sounds like a valve tap. It's not a knock.
    The transmission still shifts smoothly. The clutch does not judder or slip.

    I don't think it could be throwout bearing related because the throwout
    bearing goes from ZERO to full speed when you push the clutch in. I
    would expect to hear throwout bearing noise when the clutch was IN,
    not when the clutch is OUT.
     
  4. Degnol

    Degnol

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    Mine does the same thing. It's the three finger PP tapping on the TO bearing, or in my case the clutch fork, mine goes away with very light pressure on the pedal. I don't think anything is about to blowup on you.
    GL
    ED :)
     
  5. rgentry

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    Excellent! Perhaps when I popped the clutch I strained one of the
    springs and the three fingers are no longer at the same level. Can
    you adjust the level of the three fingers without pulling the tranny?
     
  6. Degnol

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    I just ignore the noise. Sometimes it's more noticable than others. Don't think you can adjust anything without getting into the whole mess.
    Ed
     
  7. rgentry

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    I'm going to check one thing: What if the ticking is causing the
    throwout bearing to spin even when the clutch is not pressed.
    If so, it will dramatically decrease the life of the throwout bearing.

    Thanks for your help! --russell