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islanders

When shifting into forward or reverse kinda clunky seems to be better when it is cold.  Any advice? Thank you 

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formulaben

When was the last time you changed the transmission fluid?  It's pretty simple and inexpensive.  Even if you don't have a pump, this one is cheap and works well.  I'd do that first before anything else.  And FYI, Dexron VI has superseded Dexron III, so despite what you might read it's OK to use if your transmission calls for Dexron III.  This presumes you don't have the SkiVee transmission.

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MadMan

Got to wonder if it's the infamous drive plate rearing its ugly head?

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islanders

what is the skivee transmission I have a 20 VTX? Tell me about the ugly drive plate?

 

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MadMan
21 minutes ago, islanders said:

what is the skivee transmission I have a 20 VTX? Tell me about the ugly drive plate?

 

Indmar had a problem around 2005 with out-of-alignment bellhousings that causes the drive plate (bolted to the flywheel) to fail.

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saxton15

The drive plate issue would cause your shifts to sound like heavy clunks.  You can also open up the engine hatch and listen for what may sound like a clicking noise if one of the drive plate springs has come loose and found its way into the bell housing. 

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tvano

search the forum for more detail but you should be aware that it can be a dangerous situation

if that flex plate lets go at speed there can be a lot of shrapnel 

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