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 Posted: 05-22-2009 06:10 pm
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Mitch Ware
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I need to drop my tranny and do some repairs. Can I just unbolt the gear box from the bell housing and leave the bell housing on the back of the engine? Or does it all need to come off as a unit?

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 Posted: 05-22-2009 07:12 pm
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The transmission will come off of the bellhousing. Easiest way:  take the console out and remove the nut which holds the rear of the shift housing in place. From underneath, first remove the driveshaft, then slide the metal sleeve back off of the coupling and push either one of the pivot pins out. Then remove the two bolts at the top rear of the transmission and remove the whole shifter assembly.

Support the bellhousing with a scissors jack etc, then remove the crossmember and disconnect the reverse light wires and speedo cable.

Now you can lower the bellhousing with the scissors jack (be careful not to lower it so far the fan damages the radiator), take the four bolts out at the front of the transmission and and slide it out. Harbor Freight sells a roll around scissors type transmission jack for ~$60 which works great, it's # 39178. It makes reinstallation (which is, like the Haynes manuals all say 'the reverse of removal') a lot easier. The hardest part about reinstalling the transmission is getting it through the release bearing sleeve and a transmission jack helps a LOT with that.

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 Posted: 05-23-2009 12:19 am
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Why not just remove the bellhousing with the trans?

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 Posted: 05-24-2009 08:18 pm
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came out without the bellhousing, no sweat. Thanks for the steps.

Why leave the bellhousing in? Fewer bolts, don't have to remove the starter, and there was plenty of room to work under the car. It just seemed easier.

Now to address the issues of the linkage and gear-box...

 

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 Posted: 05-25-2009 01:31 pm
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Mitch. Pete Bahr rebuilds the shifters, but if you can use a lathe and get some bronze bushings theres not to much to it, once your done your going to love it, Delta sell's some stuff for it as well but it does'nt go far enough to address the main issues, if the pin holes are worn redrill them to the next size pin, and be carefull not to break the retaining circle clips that hold the pins in, I have a drawing of the shifter from a parts book someplace if you need it.

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 Posted: 05-28-2009 05:01 pm
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Pete got my linkage yesterday, and I have a local very good tranny guy checking into why my gearbox won't stay in 4th.

Now I'm pulling the gauges out to do some work there, as well as replacing the throttle cable.

I guess I will have to be happy with driving the TR6 this summer.

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 Posted: 03-25-2010 03:33 pm
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Finally got the chance to put my car back together (nothing like having it sit on jackstands, staring at me in my garage for 10 months)

Pete's shifter rebuild for the 5 speed is such a godsend. I can actually tell which gear I'm going into as I make each shift. Smooth, firm actuation. If you have a 5 speed, get this done!

Here's to hoping we have nice weather this summer!

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