Rock in the clutch on a 9400 International

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  1. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    So I drive a 9400 International. And this morning I couldn't get into any gear at all. I expected a spring had gotten stuck or something like that. Eventually it worked itself out.
    I put my hands up inside the cavity to feel for pieces of spring or metal. Nothing. The only thing that was up there is a rock about the size of a blueberry.
    I took flashlight and looked around and spun the engine a few times and looked around. I don't see any missing springs or areas that are shined up.
    Could it be a stupid rock that caused my problem?
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Why is it open?

    Does it work now?
     
  4. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    It is open. It's been open since I've owned it. 4yrs. Never thought about it honestly.

    Yes it's working now
     
  5. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Heavy Load Member

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    Put the inspection cover back in place so this doesn't happen again and ruin the clutch or strand you on the side of the road and paying for a service truck.
     
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  6. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

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    I’ve seen a lot of trucks with the inspection cover off some guys do it cause they put a grease line on the throw out bearing Others cause somebody was just to lazy to put the cover back on or take it off to grease the bearing I ‘ve seen the damage even road grime can to to the linkage and the pressure plate I’am a firm believer in keeping the inspection cover on
    I went with a friend just last summer on a service call because a guy ran over a gator cap in the road and part of it wedged up in the clutch housing because the truck didn’t have a inspection cover it ended up being costly
     
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  7. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    The truck didn't have it when I bought. Never once crossed my mind until this post. I guess I'll be on lookout for one.
     
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  8. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

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    Their cheap to buy you can get one at almost any heavy truck parts store
     
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  9. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Eaton rep told me they had an UltraShift early clutch failure, company wanted a warranty claim, but the inspection cover was missing and the clutch was packed with mud after the truck got stuck in the mud in the oil patch. Cover needs to be there for a reason.
     
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  10. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

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    I have yet to see one with all four bolts in it, not that it really matters.
     
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    Last Call Road Train Member

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    Neither have I @Oxbow lol
     
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