Broken Clutch, Can I Move?

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magicorscience's Comment
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My clutch made a clang sound and went to the floor. i might want to move the truck a bit (stranded at a pump). The owner of the truck thinks i could start engine in first to move to side of ramp. Will this work with a loaded trailer (44,000)?

Someone will be here to pick up load but not untill tomorrow

Turbo Dan's Comment
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Unhook and drive/ tow out , have some one else move trailer, broken clutch cable amung other things. I'm a mechanic before I was a Driver,,Dan

magicorscience's Comment
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If i do try to start in gear with the load; is that going to damage the truck? Owner of the truck wants me to move it that way to save a tow charge if they won't let me stay here long enough (they probably won't, but haven't noticed me yet... four pumps, service area on i95).

Starcar's Comment
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I had that happen to me, going down the road...went to downshift, it let lose, caught me in neutral...had a full load on, a 2 land road with no skirt....I jammed it in gear and made it to a dirt road to pull off. When the mechanic came out, he used a ZIP TIE to put it back together...I dumped my load of grapes, but I was at the shop the next morning, made em put it together right....

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