Loose bell housing bolts rattling around inside...
Over the weekend I removed a 110 transmission because of bell housing noise and clutch failure.
Inside, 2 of the bolts that connect the bell housing to the main gearbox had come completely loose inside. One had jammed the clutch release fork and rendered the clutch inoperable. The inventory consisted of 2 bolts, 2 washers and a locating spacer.
The other 4 bolts were a little tighter than finger tight.
Cleaned everything up and re-torqued all the bolts inside the bell housing with locktight after cleaning the threads out with thinner using Q-tips. Obviously replaced the 2 rattlers.
Replaced the pilot bushing, clutch release fork, pressure plate and release bearing... the driven plate disk looked new.
Now we are all set to go back together with a 1.22 T-case.
In the future, anytime there is an open belhousing, will remove all the bolts, clean the bolts and threads with thinner, and replace them all with locktight. It's time consuming, but worth the prevention of a future mishap.
Uncle "Richard" Douglas has a Land Rover with big wheels that never gets stuck... until he breaks something so it won't go. Uncle Douglas always breaks something. - Anna Crowther at the Conclave 2012 (AKA Carburetor Neck)