AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: George
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3576

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 134
Total: 134
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: Baja Forums
05: AMAZON.com
06: AMAZON.com
07: Baja Forums
08: AMAZON.com
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: AMAZON.com
12: Event Calendar
13: Event Calendar
14: Baja Forums
15: Baja Forums
16: AMAZON.com
17: Baja Forums
18: AMAZON.com
19: AMAZON.com
20: Event Calendar
21: My Account
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: AMAZON.com
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: My Account
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: Baja Forums
32: AMAZON.com
33: Baja Forums
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: Baja Forums
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: Event Calendar
46: AMAZON.com
47: Event Calendar
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: Event Calendar
52: AMAZON.com
53: Baja Forums
54: Baja Forums
55: AMAZON.com
56: Event Calendar
57: Baja Forums
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: Baja Forums
62: Baja Forums
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: Baja Forums
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: AMAZON.com
72: AMAZON.com
73: AMAZON.com
74: Baja Forums
75: AMAZON.com
76: Baja Forums
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: Baja Forums
80: Baja Forums
81: AMAZON.com
82: Event Calendar
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: Baja Forums
86: Baja Forums
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: AMAZON.com
90: Pictures
91: Baja Forums
92: AMAZON.com
93: AMAZON.com
94: Event Calendar
95: Baja Forums
96: AMAZON.com
97: Event Calendar
98: AMAZON.com
99: Baja Forums
100: Baja Forums
101: Baja Forums
102: AMAZON.com
103: Event Calendar
104: Event Calendar
105: Event Calendar
106: Event Calendar
107: Baja Forums
108: Event Calendar
109: Event Calendar
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: Pictures
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: AMAZON.com
117: Event Calendar
118: AMAZON.com
119: Baja Forums
120: Baja Forums
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com
124: Pictures
125: Event Calendar
126: AMAZON.com
127: AMAZON.com
128: AMAZON.com
129: AMAZON.com
130: AMAZON.com
131: Baja Forums
132: AMAZON.com
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- New Members -:- new guy with questions
Amazon Store

new guy with questions
Tell us about your self. Who are you, how did you find AzBaja.com etc. Start your first post here with your user name as the subject.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
zach1779
Recruit
Recruit

zach1779

Offline

Joined: Oct 02, 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Tempe
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: new guy with questions
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 04:37 AM
Reply with quote

I'm new to the vw scene, just picked up my fist bright red 67 baja a few weeks ago.
I've spent some time working on cars, but am definitely not a mechanic.
I love the car. The previous owner built a 1915 for it and put less than 1k miles on it. I'm not sure about too many of the internals, but I do know its got a balanced Scat cam, and dual Dellorto 40 carbs.
I hope to use this thing as a daily driver with the ocasional camping or fishing trip.

A few days ago I went to leave work and could not get the thing to shift while the engine was running. Everything was fine in neutral, but if I tired to put it in any gear I'd just hear a wining sound and could not get the shifter to move in place (I did not use excess force). When I attempted reverse all I got were grinding sounds. Also, the pedal was very light. It took almost no force to push the clutch. Since I had just replaced the clutch pedal hook, I assumed the clutch cable had gone bad(I've read that if one goes, the other soon will). I quickly replaced the cable and still had the same issues, so I decided to take a look at the clutch.

Today, after an hour and a half battle I managed to pull the engine and found the T/O bearing cross shaft arms to be bent way out. And the little clips that hold the bearing in place were resting at the bottom of the bell housing.
Seems I finally found the problem.

I don't think I'll have any trouble replacing the T/O bearing cross shaft, but I want to know if there is anything else I should take the time to replace while I've already got the engine out? I was planning on replacing the throttle cable already, but I don't know if theres any other maintenance needs that i just might as well do while everything is apart?

I don't know much about clutches, do I need to replace my TO bearing? it seems fine, rolls very smoothly. It does not just pop apart to be repacked, is there a way to re-grease it so i don't have to replace it?

And since the clips that hold it in were found just laying at the bottom of the bell housing, I have no idea how they are suposed to secure the bearing in place.....does anyone have a diagram or picture?

www.cbperformance.com/...uctID=1480 is what i was planning to use for a replacement T/O bearing cross shaft. Does anybody know of a stronger one? I got my 'heavy duty' clutch hook form CB Performance and was not really impressed this its 'heavy dutyness'.

Sorry for the long-winded post, but any advice would really be appreciated. I have pics of the T/Obearing, clutch and tranny if that would be helpful for anybody.
I will also throw up a few pics of my bug when the sun is out.


Thanks in advance for your help

Back to top
View user's profile
MojaveRacer208
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

MojaveRacer208

Offline

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 711
Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert
Karma: +9

Post Post subject: new guy with questions
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 06:35 AM
Reply with quote

I would definitely replace the bearing and the clips. If you have the eallier style bearing without the support sleeve bolted to the bell housing that the bearing slides on, the clips you get should be the type which the wire makes more than a complete circle. They slip into the hole on the side of the bearing, and with some cursing and conniving (I use a pair of Channelock pliers to hook the clips on the arms). Make sure the hooked end of the clips go up into the notch on the back side of the arms and the bearing fits into the big notch on the side of the arm facing you. I presume you have the early style as the later style has clips built into the bearing.


_________________
Richard
A.R.T.S. Off Road Race Tech Inspection
M.O.R.E. / MDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
zach1779
Recruit
Recruit

zach1779

Offline

Joined: Oct 02, 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Tempe
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: new guy with questions -now with pics
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 01:11 AM
Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay

I just finished replacing the clutch cross shaft and throw out bearing. All is well on my bug now.
Thank you for you input MojaveRacer

Here are the delayed promised pictures
[img]http://www.azbaja.com/coppermine/displayimagepopup/pid=735/fullsize=1.html[/img]

[img]http://www.azbaja.com/coppermine/displayimagepopup/pid=733/fullsize=1.html[/img]

www.azbaja.com/copperm...ize=1.html

Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Considering buying a Baja Bug, but I have questions 4 AutomotiveDino 4075 Considering buying a B...
 Mon Jun 19, 2017 09:39 AM 
daelan37 View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Simple Questions- Wiring 7 camronbitzer 4836 Simple Questions- Wiri...
 Tue Jul 05, 2016 01:12 AM 
Dalton View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Tow Bar questions 3 ghs215 1900 Tow Bar questions
 Mon Nov 16, 2015 02:45 PM 
Dalton View latest post
No new posts New Members New Guy Questions 6 Apoc 3763 New Guy Questions
 Wed Jun 19, 2013 01:17 AM 
Apoc View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Outdoorsman Questions/Outback vs Squareback 10 Grunt-0341 7573 Re: Outdoorsman Questi...
 Sat Oct 27, 2012 07:07 AM 
Grunt-0341 View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy