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Ok well my best friend has an 03 evo and doesn't understand the concept of internet forums so I'm posting here to get some help. We've been trying to figure out whats wrong with his has for the past week and can't

It all started at englishtown at the showdown. He launched hard separating the boot from the cv axle. So we replaced the axle thinking everything is good.

Now the Problem: When the car is turned hard right or left it sounds like something is hanging up and making a clunk sound. It first started only doing it while turning and is now starting to do it when driving straight from a dead stop. We've checked the front cv axles, the ball joint, the drive shaft has no play, nothing is actually catching on anything. I'm completely lost, I told him it may be something in the trans but I have never worked on an EVO before so that was a shot in the dark.

Anyone?
 

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Raise the front of the car and turn the front wheel, one wheel should turn the opposite direction of the other when you do so. It it doesnt turn or turns the same direction, something is wrong, likely the diff. ( This is going off foggy memory ).
 

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Well Unlike my GSX when the evo is lifted the wheeles wont move without the rear end being off the ground as well. I did jack the whole car off the ground and spun the wheels but I don't remember what direction they went. But the fact is with just the front off the ground the wheels wont spin.

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Does it feel like a slipping clutch? Or what about like a front axel pops out and you loose power to the front wheels. (Give it gas and speedometer goes up then goes back down to catch)
 

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I think I have the same thing. Actually I think my clunk noise is coming from the rear. It starts from a dead stop or turning right. I want to check the rear diff when I change the fluid here in the next week. I'll get back to you in this thread.
 

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See if the intermediate shaft was damaged.

(goes through the trans on the drivers side.)

I'm betting you have some T/C problems, or he damaged the intermediate shaft.

Dump the fluid in the T/C and see how much broken metal falls out with it.
 

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Curious.. what does this mean when it happens?
I forget the name, but part of the axel that bolts into the block, well the bolts snapped causing the axel to pop out. More than several occasions.. Sucks during the winter cause you dont get traction and whip 360's instantly!
Reason why I asked the question is because if that's what was happening that would determine that his front diff is broken.
 

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Well update on the EVO. We drained the Tcase fluid and found no shavings. We filled the case back with Heavy shockproof and still have this LOUD clunk/click when turning. I don't know what else to tell him. It dives fine, doesn't slip and seems to be operational.

As for the intermediate shaft, I was unable to find one on the Evo, is it not like the 2g where it has a half shaft? It seems like there is just one long axle from the passenger side and then a shorter one for the driver side.

I know I sound like a newb talking here but this is the first EVO I've worked on :rolleyes:

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Let me bring this back up.

Talked to Jon and TRE and he said it's definitely the front diff. We drained the fluid from the trans and I've never seen so many metal shavings in gear oil.

THE PROBLEM: Removing the Transfer case

All the bolts are removed and we separated it from the trans but we can not get it completely off the sleeve/output from the trans. Is there a snap ring holding it or another trick to getting it off? We pulled, pried, banged, kicked and asked god to get it off but it won't come completely off :(
 
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