Its hard to believe that a Southbend Dual Disc Clutch would fail and damage a G56 transmission. These transmissions have been known to fracture the case while pulling a sled or lots of weight. There is even a steel brace available to strengthen this known weak spot. However, there is no product available to keep this from occurring.
While investigating a grinding noise on a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 a customer was concerned with, the technician found a couple of very interesting things that prompted us to dig further and remove the transmission assembly. What we found was nothing short of apocalyptic. The understanding we have accepted for the failure, was that the center section of the dual disc assembly seperated the locating lobes and the pieces from that damaged the transmission case and engine-to-transmission adapter. What do you think? We will try to have this case repaired by an aluminum welder, but there are no guarantees in life.
Don Harbaugh – STL Diesel
BROKEN CENTER SECTION FROM SOUTHBEND DUEL DISC CLUTCH
SOUTHBEND CLUTCH WORN
BROKEN ENGINE TO TRANSMISSION ADAPTER
REMNANTS OF CATACLYSM