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post #1 of 4 Old 05-09-2020, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Clutch housing big sprung gear

hi, im rebuilding a 2006 motor. I'm wondering how much play and how tight that big gear on the back of the clutch housing basket should be. The springs look good. But I am able to move that gear back and forth by hand before it bumps up against the springs. Is it normal?

Also what is the purpose of this contraption? I assume it is for dampening
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hi, im rebuilding a 2006 motor. I'm wondering how much play and how tight that big gear on the back of the clutch housing basket should be. The springs look good. But I am able to move that gear back and forth by hand before it bumps up against the springs. Is it normal?

Also what is the purpose of this contraption? I assume it is for dampening
I have a pile of clutches around here. Those springs cause a lot of wear to the aluminum clutch basket but I have never run across one that has been loose.

As cheap as these things are, used, you should find a better one. What you want is to get one that is from 1996 to 2010. The clutch changed in 2011 and I don't recommend even going there. It can be made to work (see this) but the earlier clutch are so plentiful that there is no sense in fiddling with the later ones.

Yes, they prvide dampening, absorbing some of the drive-line shocks.

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Ok, I see a lot of them on ebay. Will do

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If you look at the fourth picture in this article you can see the sort of wear that occurs and is normal. I'm not sure what has happened to yours to make it sloppy.

Those springs should fit tightly into the aluminum base plate and they bear against a steel plate when they rotate; perhaps it is the aluminum base plate's pockets that have worn at the ends. Seems weird, but hey, I have a ways to go yet to see everything under the sun.

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