Iíve been visiting Honda-tech for some time, and Iíve read allot of great info!
First of all, sorry if I donít write this in perfect English.
I swapt a B16A2 into my 94í EJ Coupť this weekend, all went well except for some problems with a driveshaft. The Right (When I you sit in the car) driveshaft didnít want to go out of the gearbox, and I didnít have a crowbar so I disassembled this part:
(Donít know how you call it in Enlgish)
leaving this part in the gearbox:
When I tried to take that part out of the gearbox I noticed that it had some clearance, I can move it up and down a few millimetres and while doing that I can hear a slight rattle. I thought that it was ok and assembled the axle.
Now that Iím driving my new engine for a few I day I start hearing a strange noise coming from the front right side of my car, itís a cracking/rattling sound that only lasts for a few seconds. It doesnít always make the sound but it mostly happens when turning my steering wheel completely to the right(While driving), when braking hard and taking speed bumps. The first thing that I thought of was the drive shaft, but I canít find anything wrong whit it except for the clearance that I found.
My question is: is the clearance normal? Can it hurt my gearbox or is it already broken?