noise in primary

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by nascar7613, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    2004 Heritage. Hearing a knocking noise, seems like it is inside the primary. Took off the derby cover and ran it, could hear the noise is coming from inside the primary. Took off the primary cover, didn't see anything unusual, chain tension is good, tentioner shoe is fine. Took the discs out of the clutch, everythings looks good. When I spin the clutch basket with the discs removed, i notice that the ring gear wobbles. The ring gear is not loose, the whole outer assembly it is attatched to wobbles. The trans mainshaft looks ok, although when I spin it I can hear some noise. I'm trying to find out if this all seems normal or indicates a problem.
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    May have a bad bearing there to allow it to wobble...:newsmile105:

    And Yes it would make noise...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Like Bubbie suggests, sounds like the bearing. May as well pull the inner and check it you've gone this far.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    [​IMG] number 18 clutch hub bearing
     
  5. traveller

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    Is the knocking noise at idle or under power. if at idle the nut on the compensator might not have enough torque. I have an 03 springer and thats was my problem. might not be yours but worth a look.
     
  6. kyhdman

    kyhdman Active Member

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    i had a knock in my 01 also and compensator nut is the first thing i checked and ditto it had loosened up retorqued and been good to go since and thats was about 3yrs ago
     
  7. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Yap; I had a knocking noise coming from my primary and it was the compensator nut.
     
  8. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    The compensator was tight. The clutch hub bearing rolls freely with the clutch assembly on the bench, could be a different story with it bolted to the shaft. The clutch basket seems to run true when it is bolted to the shaft, but the outer part with the ring gear wobbles. Could be the bearing in there. Could the compensator be tight and still make noise?
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The compensator can "feel" tight but you really need to torque it to specs. to make sure it is tight.
     
  10. kyhdman

    kyhdman Active Member

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    my 2001 manual calls for 150 to 165 torque ftlbs and you should have the wedge to try and get it that tight hope this helps