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Triumph TR6 - Oh NO!!!
|I was a beautiful afternoon for a drive - warm, sunny. Put 43 miles on the TR6. I stopped at the light and waited to turn into the subdivision where I live, put it in gear to make the turn, and got a horrible clunking noise instead of movement as I let the clutch out. |
I tried this several times with the same result. Reverse worked the first time I tried it, but not since. Got the Mrs. to pull me the 1/4 mile home, and the thing clunked all the way while in neutral. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet - I'm guessing it's either a broken axle u-joint (I couldn't be that lucky) or a wasted differential (I could be that "lucky").
I did notice that I got some clunks this afternoon when I put it gear. Also on the drivers side. I guess I'll see when I get it up on stands.
|Let's all bow our heads and pray for Brent. May his problem be minor in nature and quickly resolved.|
There should be some law against LBCs breaking on beautiful days like today.
Good luck Brent. I sure hope you're lucky today.
My Six is still in pieces waiting for my spare time of which I have little.
Don from Jersey
|Thanks, Don - it must have worked. |
After finishing up the yard work I pulled the rear drivers side wheel to check things out. First thing I saw was the rubber "gaiter" was pretty much in shreds. Gotta be the U-joint then, right? Nope - 3 of the 4 bolts on the inner flange were gone, and the 4th was loose. The u-joint side is broken at a bolt hole, so will have to be replaced. It could have been a lot worse!!
|There he gazed upon the lucky fix... and it was good.|
We all breathe a sigh of relief on your honor Brent.
Yup...You must of had a lucky goose sitting on your shoulder. Could have been worse ( at speed).
|Sorry to hear that Brent. Just curious: is your six warmed over HP wise?|
|Driveshaft bolts loosening is quite a common occurance with UK cars, I always use new locknuts and 'Locktite' as well and any time I'm under the car for whatever I check the security of them.|
|Yeah, Ron - that's a tough lesson to learn. I didn't use new lock nuts last year when I put in new differential mounts, and it bit me. I checked the "good" side this evening and 2 of the 4 nuts were loose. The drive shaft is OK, though. Maybe I'll be back on the road by Sunday.|
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