[Healeys] update on "clutch" noise--BJ8
rchaskell at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 26 10:03:28 MDT 2021
OD mechanic/rebuilder: Leo Ruof in Columbus OH. 614 216-1608. Drove his
100 to Conclave this year.
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
On 7/26/21 11:48 AM, Tom Felts via Healeys wrote:
> I had mentioned in the recent past about a "grinding" noise coming
> from what i thought was the clutch. What was happenng was that
> 'sometimes when pushing in the clutch and engaging the gears I would
> get a grinding noise----then it would go away and shifting would be
> normal---and it never made the noise while moving.
> today I took the tunnel cover off and I could hear the noise better
> and could pinpoint it. ---and------it seems to be coming from the OD
> unit, not where the pressure plate is. It is a scary sound. I'm now
> thinking the noise is coming from the OD unit, but have no idea what
> is causing the noise. and---I'm wondering why there would be this
> noise only when depressing the clutch and engaging the gears---and why
> sometimes and not all the time.
> could something be misaligned in the drive train? Any other ideas
> would be appreciated.
> If it is the OD, i'm looking for a OK mechanic in the Pittsburgh area.
> Healey Surgeons is a bit far.
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