I have a 93 Honda civic w/ abs & manual transmission @ 270,000 miles. I recently replaced the clutch w/ a stage 2, 6 puck, performance clutch and a light-weight flywheel. After doing so, I noticed a whirring sound during hard acceleration in first gear, only, as if; a bearing wasn't releasing or was taking too much torque. The problem escalated; the transmission was kicking out of 3rd gear, unless I was accelerating. Soon, it spread to 2nd and 4th. I pulled the transmission back apart, and was distraught at what I found; the pilot bearing had disintegrated into two pieces, allowing the main shaft in the transmission to slam around, which, broke the transmission casing, the clutch plate, and scored the pressure plate. I followed the repair manuals instructions to a T. Also, this isn't my first clutch job, and I've never encountered such a problem. The clutch manufacture said my installation had to have been wrong for the piliot bearing to have desnergrate like that. Did my Transmission fail, applying great pressure to the piolit bearing?Why did the piolit bearing fail so badly? I am having to replace the clutch and transmission this time, and I don't want to do it wrong.
Sunday, November 26th, 2006 AT 12:18 PM