Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:36
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Has anyone heard of the flywheel coming loose or out of balance after the clutch has been replaced?
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:40

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:40
Only if they removed/machined/replaced the flywheel and neglected to properly torque the bolts... If it was done at a professional business, I'd be back there in a flash... NO excuse for that kind of thing happening.
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Reply By: udm - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:41

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:41
I´m assuming you have used centering tools, if not, that may be the problem.
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:56

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:56
sure have seen it just last week.
a lady came in complaining of a shudder in her falcon i went to test drive it but as soon as i turned the motor over to start i knew something was horibly wrong.
your gear box has to come out theres something major wrong with your clutch.but my boyfriend just put in a good secondhand clutch.
any way 2 of the 3 bolts wernt in holding the pressure plate on.
ive still till this day got no idea how she managed to drive it.hahaha.
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Reply By: Boo - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:34
Sure have... the same as Diamond, only last week my sons 96 Falcon had the bolts in his fly wheel come loose. Thankfully he had enough sence to stop driving it Before it did any damage, (which in itself is a miracle).
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Reply By: theshadows - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:41

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:41
all the the 500 and 565 hps cummins motors if you drop the clutch to hard you can destroy the flywheel and make a huge mess of the clutch plates and pressure pads.

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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:23

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:23
Used to drive an old '76 Kenworth SAR, 350 Cummins and a RR 13 OD that had a cactus clutch in it. (no clutch brake and it wouldn't release any way) We just used to watch where we parked the thing and bash it into low first to take off. KA....RUNCH!!! Bit of a bunny hop and away it went. Each time I was just waiting for my feet to be cut off from the shrapnel but it never went bang!

Now there's some true butchery for you. Boss told me to do it, so who was I to argue.

Could get one side of the prime mover's wheels (all of 'em) about two feet into the air turning sharp corners too. Now that's smart:-)

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Reply By: Brian - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 03:09

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 03:09
Didnt experience the flywheel coming loose but last Friday came to T Junction , and there was this terrible noise coming from underneath my Nissan Terrano , on pulling out the auto trans it was discovered nuts from the torque converter had come loose, probably dates back to exactly 12 months ago when i had a soft part rebuild on the auto trans , when they put the box back they either didnt use Locktite or didnt set the correct tension tightening the bolts , or maybe both . Haven't contacted them yet but expect plenty of the usual diving for cover
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