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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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1993 FLSTC Clutch Basket

Hey Guys, I've got a '93 Heritage that I bought new. Somewhere around 36 thousand miles. I noticed a bit of oil around the primary drain a few years ago, now it's an all out flood. It's coming from behind the inner.The outer isn't cracked around the drain. So, I'm trying to get behind the inner primary to see what all is leaking and I suspect everything, since no one has been back there for 26 years. Or, at least that's what I'm preparing for- replace the seals and bearings- everything. Anyway, Everything is off i.e. compensator bolt(loose, ready to pull); Hayden tensioner; clutch adjuster; snap ring; 'the backwards clutch bolt', all I can see. Should that clutch basket be loose and ready to pull? Because, it's not.... Didn't know if protocol called for light tapping with a pecker(hammer) or a gear puller or did I forget something. I didn't want to bend a sprocket and damage teeth so I haven't done anything but grunt and cuss a lot. I have a service manual and did everything it said to and I'm running out of ideas. The basket is still intact at this point. I didn't want to get in to it if it wasn't necessary. Tried to think of everything to pass along- Looking for tips on this project. Muchly appreciatoed-

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The basket can stay together. Sometimes you have to have some kind of prybar on both sides of the basket to ease it out. Just be careful on the inner primary when doing it. Don't mess up the gasket surface.

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Like Alan S said. 2 pry bars 180 apart from each other with rags or cardboard to protect the inner primary. Then using your 3rd hand gently rap on the clutch housing with a soft dead blow hammer. The clutch is on the mainshaft splines and is probably bound up a bit is all.
The leak is most likely from the inner primary seal, common problem. I suggest replacing the bearing along with the new seal.
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Like Alan S said. 2 pry bars 180 apart from each other with rags or cardboard to protect the inner primary. Then using your 3rd hand gently rap on the clutch housing with a soft dead blow hammer.
I'm glad I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I read that portion.

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....good thing you didn't say 3rd leg. I'd have been SOL... Thanks for the tip!
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