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DH9441
06-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Ok, so it would seem every time I touch my '85 MC S/S. Something else needs attention. Iím getting a metal clanking sound out of the tranny. It's really bad in reverse but I hear it in forward as well. However, it works fine. No slippage etc. The sounds really seems to be coming from the bell housing more than in the tranny itself. I was at the boat ramp and ran into 2 guys that said the work for M/C. They took a ride with me and said seems to be within the bell house and they have never heard anything like that. Anyone have any thoughts on this. TY--

mikeg205
06-27-2012, 11:28 PM
damper plate...

lhkrueger
06-28-2012, 09:41 AM
The stock original damper plate has springs that are enclosed in a small case. Probably broken spring or two. Replace with new style that has uncased springs. About $65 from Hale Marine but everybody has them.

jmw
06-28-2012, 09:47 AM
x2 - damper plate. what is scary is if they work for MC and have never heard anything like that... those things are notorious for going out. lets hope they were sales dept.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-28-2012, 09:54 AM
Agreed with the crowd on the damper plate being the culprit. Remove the starter and you will likely find some parts.

DH9441
06-28-2012, 10:16 AM
Thx all

DH9441
06-28-2012, 10:17 AM
Will I cause addtional damage if I run it this weekend as is?

thatsmrmastercraft
06-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Depends upon where the loose parts go, and what else breaks free.

DH9441
06-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Where is the best...cheaperst place to get the newe damper plate?

DH9441
06-28-2012, 11:02 AM
Maybe I can drop the starter pull out metal fragments to help before i run it this w'end.

mzimme
06-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Maybe I can drop the started pull out metal fragments to help before i run it this w'end.

Take the weekend off and get it fixed...

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R140001

They could probably still get you that part by this weekend.

DH9441
07-08-2012, 09:06 PM
I pulled the starter. Didn't find anything. I wish I would of had a magnet to poke around there to see if I got any bites. I orderd a new plate today. Wow, Im not looking forward to this job. Its the what else in going break when I get into it that worrys me.