[DML] Re: Trans problem-violent shake
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[DML] Re: Trans problem-violent shake

Try bleeding the clutch line.  I had this issue crop up this year and
bleeding fixed it. However, you said that you didn't resurface the
flywheel and that has me a little squirmish, but bleeding would by far
be the simplest solution to try first.  My clutch was replaced in May
2003, 30,000 miles ago. (62,000 then, 92,000 now).

Jim Reeve
MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxx> wrote:
> This diagnosis cannot be correct. We did speak-on the phone, I also 
> ordered a paper gasket for the rear cover as well, and was looking 
> for the 2 washers (103203) for the final drive/differential which 
> you were unable to find. Back when all this happened, there was too 
> much oil leaking (not really leaking-but pouring) way too fast-
> ruling out a bad seal. There was no way to continue driving like 
> this-no oil in the transmission=seizing, and a badly slipping oil 
> soaked clutch (which didn't shake the car violently or even at all). 
> So, I did have to take out the transmission, split it (writing up a 
> whole bunch of questions and posting them here-especially about what 
> sealant to use to reassemble-thanks to the responses of you (Rob) 
> and Dave Swingle, my transmission is now sealed up tight) finding 
> that the cause of the massive oil leak was a large hole in the input 
> shaft "guide tube". I did change all gaskets and seals (some I had 
> on my shelf among my vast collection of DeLorean parts, some I 
> ordered from you (Rob)) as well as lots of clips, pins, washers as 
> well as both the shaft end lock nuts and of course, the input shaft 
> guide tube. Again, this was all done months and months ago, along 
> with replacing the rear main seal and the clutch disc. 
> My transmission and engine both still fail to leak even a single drop 
> of oil (very little seepage from 5th gear spring/ball plug is all I 
> have). So, oil isn't the cause of this sudden problem. If I'm at a 
> dead stop I have no choice but to start from second (I'd hate to 
> crack a bracket), if I'm rolling I start in first, or second if I'm 
> going fast enough for it. 
> Mr. Hervey- I did replace the pilot 
> bearing-I ordered it from you, as well as the rear main and gasket-
> from advance auto. I keep forgetting to send you my clutch discs to 
> get relined; I'll make a note of it and get them out soon. 
> Mr. Teitelbaum- I had to change my positive battery cable so I
looked at 
> everything yesterday- all engine mounts, transmission mounts, and 
> brackets are solid, crack free and tightly fastened. Clutch isn't 
> worn out yet, and even though the input shaft splines were lubed 
> prior to clutch installation-it can still be a cause. 
> Rob Grady- 
> even though the causing of this isn't a leaky input shaft tube seal- 
> I appreciate you taking the time to write this up trying to help me-
> thank you; and to everyone else whose been helping me try to 
> identify the cause-thank you much! Looks like the only way to figure 
> this out is to lower and pull back the transmission. Thanks again 
> for all the input -----Dani B. #5003

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