Your transmission might be the second one that we did in the thread and starts with this picture:. When you're looking for an automatic transmission rebuild book to make your life easier, find everything you need for Ford, Chrysler and Chevy transmissions. A bearing professional told me that sophisticated devices are used to measure bearing wear and often a bearing must be destroyed taken apart to measure its wear. Know the Type of Transmission Manual You Need You will need to have your make and model of car on hand, as well as the type of transmission that you have in the vehicle. The first is a neutral gate adjustment, and the second is stop adjustment.
In one of the last steps in the assembly the tranny you're supposed to turn the bell housing upside down, in order to insert the gear train into. Don't consider doing the job without this tool - Snap ring pliers work on snap rings duh. Ask how much you could save by pulling the tranny, delivering it to the dealer so they can repair it, and reinstalling it yourself. I couldn't quite free the flange all the way so I took one of the broken screwdrivers and made a spoon shape out of it. Remove Valve Body and Governor Filter Step 1: Remove Oil Filter Remove the special bolt that holds the oil filter in place.
There were some moments when I was talking to myself and some moments when I doubted the wisdom of deciding to do this job! Rebuilding a transmission, while not as easy as giving your car an oil change, is definitely something a good amateur mechanic might find fun and challenging. More than likely, you will have to remove the entire engine block from your vehicle before you remove the transmission from the engine. I basically enjoyed the process once I solved the 'puzzles' but then I had lots of time in which to do the job. Use an indelible marker on the part after you wipe the oil off of it and mark it accordingly. Notice how the McLeod shifter uses a spherical bearing. If you do decide to rebuild your gearbox at home, pay close attention to Dr. I did rebuild the rest of the transmission including all bearings except for the ones in the secondary shaft assembly and all synchro sets and seals and shift forks.
Transmission repair certainly separates the boys from the men. I'm not so much worried about bolting a trans to the motor as I am finding a suitable pedal cluster, a computer that'll be happy in this chassis with a manual, getting a shifter up into the dash, etc. I brought the suspected 'bad' bearings with me and the professionals at the bearing house matched higher quality replacements German bearings within minutes. Remove 3 bolts on left case cap and remove cap. I've assembled motors and know all about measuring stuff and following a procedure in a manual.
Cleaned it with paper towel. How much time should you expect to spend changing your transmissions on average? Cleaning and Replacing Transmission Parts Finding transmission parts can be a simple process. Shifter internal parts are not available, so that is why I keep lots of shifters around. You pull junk off and put replacement stuff on. They require a bit more maintance, anyone who says they understand them is lying, and they are much harder to put back together than they are to take apart. Hurst still sells typical bushings and clips in what they call a Pit Pack.
This sits in the front of the tranny and prevents the input shaft bearing from backing out of the bell housing as you lower the gear train into it and then have to pound away to push the input shaft and gear train into the bell housing. Upon final assembly when I put the tranny back together the gear train was not protruding through the bell housing far enough to get the snap ring on its groove. · Ability to fabricate tools - You can't buy this tool. Making sure dowels are in place install the secondary shaft assembly onto the transmission housing. Step 3: Remove Separator Plate The separator plate and separator plate gaskets can now be removed. I wound up fabricating the tools I listed above. I didn't, but was able to use it anyway and finagle my way through the job.
Get a tranny from a salvage yard. This allowed me to point the chisel into the key slot and hammer away, pushing the deformed bolt flange up and out of the key slot. Some websites also offer an online catalog that contains service manuals directly from the manufacturers as well as from third party companies. They're specially designed for do-it-yourself enthusiasts, though the wealth of knowledge and special tips make them highly valuable for seasoned mechanics. · Hub puller - Strictly speaking you don't need this, but if you don't, you'll have to fabricate something in its place. Insert pin through the 1-2 shift levers, you may have to shift the gears as necessary to get the 1-2 shift levers to align properly.
Actually its operation is pretty straight-forward and disassembly, while physically hard isn't that bad. Remove the 4 bolts of the gear shift guide case 3 above 17. Bill Bieber is the person credited with the design of the Vertigate Shifter. If you have a hub puller or can rent or borrow one you'll be hours ahead of where I was. These materials developed by the pros in the field can provide a step-by-step guide to servicing Ford truck transmissions, modifying Chevy truck transmissions or repairing Chrysler transmissions and gearboxes.