Strange clutch problem

Chris Burgess chris at
Wed Jul 1 21:57:33 PDT 2009

Nope sometimes after it welds it breaks loose.  I had the bearing under the
first driven gear in my tranny weld itself to the shaft and the gear.  It
then broke loose from the shaft.  At least that is what it looked like.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Jim Stewart <js at> wrote:

> KC Gager wrote:
>> Look at the clutch hub washer just under the clutch hub. I think u might
>> find that it's welded to the trany input shaft and the clutch hub.
>> The cause for us was to light of oil.
> Thanks, KC. I'll have a close look at it.
> But: welded should still be welded, no?
> This happened exactly once, and since I broke it free the demon has been
> vanquished.
> Oddly, this happened even though I didn't light candles.
> Perhaps Humpty Dumpty (Alice in Wonderland) was right:
> "The question is, which is to be the master, that's all."
> (Now I've set myself up for a real karma storm. I guess. Report at eleven.)
> -js

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