Notices
Evo Engine / Turbo / Drivetrain Everything from engine management to the best clutch and flywheel.

6 speed housing crack around clutch fork pivot

 
Old Mar 18, 2019, 10:51 AM
  #1  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
6 speed housing crack around clutch fork pivot

Got this 6 speed in today... Car had really worn clutch that went to the floor on the second test drive... Took it apart and found this:




Part fo the housing that holds the clutch fork pivot broke off... Scratching our heads on how to fix it right now..
kikiturbo is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 11:05 AM
  #2  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (19)
 
DontStopMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 515
Liked 76 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by kikiturbo View Post

Part fo the housing that holds the clutch fork pivot broke off... Scratching our heads on how to fix it right now..
Hate to say it, but it looks like you never released the throw out bearing... And you(or whoever removed the trans) did this damage upon removal.

Eitherway, if the internals are still good inside the trans, just find a new case(front half).

Or, 5 speed swap to the better gearbox.

Last edited by DontStopMe; Mar 18, 2019 at 11:53 AM.
DontStopMe is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 11:17 AM
  #3  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
no, it broke before we took the trans off.. I could see the spring hanging from the access hole.... We actually had to unbolt the clutch cover and then cut the retainer off from the clutch disc side..
kikiturbo is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 11:35 AM
  #4  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Pal215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,317
Liked 145 Times in 135 Posts
Originally Posted by kikiturbo View Post
no, it broke before we took the trans off.. I could see the spring hanging from the access hole.... We actually had to unbolt the clutch cover and then cut the retainer off from the clutch disc side..
Damn that sucks, but sounds about right. When the clutch fork pivot shaft or surrounding casting arms are broken, there is no way to easily release the TOB even when using the flat head method. Sounds like you guys had no choice.
Pal215 is online now  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 11:39 AM
  #5  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
well, sometimes the TOB will get stuck and in those cases we will unbolt the clutch cover.. that is normal.. Broken gearbox casing is another matter..
kikiturbo is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 11:49 AM
  #6  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (19)
 
DontStopMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 515
Liked 76 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by kikiturbo View Post
no, it broke before we took the trans off.. I could see the spring hanging from the access hole.... We actually had to unbolt the clutch cover and then cut the retainer off from the clutch disc side..
Well that sounds awful (to have to do!) Did you still try to release the TOB/collar before doing it?

I guess i didn't think about trying to release it with the part that hold the fork broken off. Just saw half the collar on the TOB and knew it didn't look right.

The only proper fix that i see is getting a new front half of the case.


DontStopMe is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 12:01 PM
  #7  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
we did try but the TOB collar looked messed up too..
I have a spare 6 spd box that I can use or we will get a new case. We are also investigating another option of fixing it but that will require some precise machinig..
kikiturbo is offline  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 02:40 PM
  #8  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Pal215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,317
Liked 145 Times in 135 Posts
Originally Posted by kikiturbo View Post
we did try but the TOB collar looked messed up too..
I have a spare 6 spd box that I can use or we will get a new case. We are also investigating another option of fixing it but that will require some precise machinig..
If you have the parts that broke off, you might be able to get away with welding the cast aluminum back on and grinding down the excess with a dremel sanding bit.
Pal215 is online now  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 02:59 PM
  #9  
kaj
Evolved Member
iTrader: (58)
 
kaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 10,269
Liked 273 Times in 260 Posts
I have two broken 6spds sitting in my driveway. Both have good cases. Free ,if you are ever in Central Kalifornia!
kaj is online now  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 03:03 PM
  #10  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Pal215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,317
Liked 145 Times in 135 Posts
Originally Posted by kaj View Post
I have two broken 6spds sitting in my driveway. Both have good cases. Free ,if you are ever in Central Kalifornia!
Do I see a trans autopsy video/ picture thread in the future? Would love a How To take apart 6 speed thread
Pal215 is online now  
Old Mar 18, 2019, 04:46 PM
  #11  
kaj
Evolved Member
iTrader: (58)
 
kaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 10,269
Liked 273 Times in 260 Posts
If I have time, I could. I'm 80% school, 10% family, 10% dogs now until June. I plan to pull them both apart to scavenge the hardware, anyway.
kaj is online now  
The following users liked this post: kaj
Pal215 (Mar 19, 2019)
Old Mar 19, 2019, 12:13 AM
  #12  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by Pal215 View Post
Do I see a trans autopsy video/ picture thread in the future? Would love a How To take apart 6 speed thread
hell, I will do one real soon..
kikiturbo is offline  
The following users liked this post: kikiturbo
Pal215 (Mar 19, 2019)
Old Mar 19, 2019, 12:14 AM
  #13  
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,426
Liked 91 Times in 79 Posts
Originally Posted by kaj View Post
I have two broken 6spds sitting in my driveway. Both have good cases. Free ,if you are ever in Central Kalifornia!
I have a friend coming over from CA real soon.. but I will not burden him with that... thanks for the offer..

kikiturbo is offline  
Old Mar 19, 2019, 02:18 AM
  #14  
Evolving Member
 
Fox_IX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: HWY 9
Posts: 237
Liked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by kaj View Post
I have two broken 6spds sitting in my driveway. Both have good cases. Free ,if you are ever in Central Kalifornia!
Wait for real? Bro I'd totally pick one of those up. I'm in Santa Cruz
Fox_IX is offline  
Old Mar 19, 2019, 01:17 PM
  #15  
kaj
Evolved Member
iTrader: (58)
 
kaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 10,269
Liked 273 Times in 260 Posts
Originally Posted by Fox_IX View Post
Wait for real? Bro I'd totally pick one of those up. I'm in Santa Cruz
Feel free to grab one. Hurry, because I plan to take all the bolts out, to keep.
kaj is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - 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.