Re: [YugoUnitedGVOwners] gearbox woes
- One of my YUGO's (1992) has the exact same "noise" problem, have ben driving it for 62,000 miles since it started, nothing broke, and the noise is the same, car now has 98,000 miles.
- At 04:12 Ante 7/1/2002 -0400, you wrote:
> One of my YUGO's (1992) has the exact same "noise" problem, have ben
> it for 62,000 miles since it started, nothing broke, and the noise is theExcuse me...
> same, car now has 98,000 miles.
As I mentioned earlier, THIS noise is loud enough to make pedestrians stop
they were doing and stare at me as I drove past. It also was loud and severe
enough to startle ME and I've been doing old/vintage cars for decades now and
I've heard some nasty noises in my day.
Add to this the vibration and jerks that were evident during the worst of the
noises. THIS alone was enough to prompt me to consider that I may have
additional damage that was not the original cause of the racket to start
with... if it's a bearing. The jerks suggest that the bearing balls may have
seized intermittently and spun the bearing race in the case. If this is so,
it could well have galled/reamed the bearing pocket in the case, which would
certainly mandate a gearbox swap.
Never ignore an odd noise, severe or otherwise. It *Will* come back to haunt
- At 03:02 Ante 7/1/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>Tony, there used to be a guy on here in the Listbot days who couldOh, rest assured that *nothing* will be scrapped. I'm well aware of how
>rebuild a 5-speed, can't recall his name at the moment. Even if you
>replace yours, you shouldn't scrap it. Seems like the 5s are pretty
>rare around here!
scarce 5-speeds are... and GVXs for that matter. Hell, it's hard to find
any Yugo in good shape anymore unless you go scrounging.
If the gearbox gets swapped out, it will be so that I can rebuild it at my
leisure. It sure won't get tossed.
Stuff like this is already getting hard to find. Far too much of it has
already been thrown away.
Now that you've convinced yourself that you need a gearbox, get to it and pull it out. I've got 2 (4 spd.) that I'll give you if you want to pick them up. I'm in north Ala.