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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

Ok, relatively simple question...

HOW THE %#&*@!#@$%#! DO YOU REMOVE THE REVERSE SHIFT LEVER?!?!?

Apologies for the tone of voice. Trying to "disengage the ...lever and remove it from the pivot arm" as the manual so blithely instructs is about to give me an aneurism. Thank you in advance.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 11:55 AM
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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

Are you talking about the shifter lever or fork? Give a little more info.

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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

ok, I'll try to be as specific as possible...

The tranny is a T98. Shift cover is off. Reverse is activated by a lever on the left side (the offending lever in question) at the end of which is a shift boot riding in a sleeve on the reverse cluster gear. To remove the lever, I'm instructed to simply disengage the shift boot from the sleeve and then remove the lever from the pivot arm. The lever is about 1/4" hardened steel and does NOT bend, so prying the boot out of the sleeve has proven impossible. There is no apparent way to retract the pivot arm from outside the case, so I can't do that first. This single step is preventing me from disassembling any other part of the transmission, making me quite unhappy. I'm hoping I'm just missing something simple.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 12:43 PM
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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

Had a T18a apart, never a 98. It's been a long time, on the 18 i remember all the shifter forks hooked to the top cover and all came out together. Sorry I can't be more help. Hopefully this will catch someone elses attention. Does the tranny neeb to be in certain gear to remove the lever? Good luck.

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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

my later model T18 didnt have that lever that pivots off the tranny case, that must be the differn e in shifting revers over and up or over and back.

sorry, I cant relate hands on, sounds like youve already got a manual

contact Dan Pawlack, among others he has been very generous with T18 tranny info for me.

I no longer have his email, but im sure someone here knows him



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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

Are you referring to the shift fork or the shift rail? The reverse fork on my T18 was attached to the side of the case. Is this the way yours is? If so, that never has to come out, but is the last thing removed from the case if you want to take it out. As for the T18A, it is the same. I have not taken apart any T98's and do not know how it differs. Jay Donato on this board has rebuilt a T98 and may be able to help you out. his email is [email protected]


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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 10:32 AM
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Re: Question regarding T98/T18A rebuild

There is a small tapered solid retaining pin that fits in the boss that the pivot goes in that runs perpendicular to the pivot pin. That has to be removed before you can remove the pivot and thus the arm. If you are just trying to disassemble the tranny then remove cluster shaft so the cluster drops to the bottom of the case, remove front and rear roller bearings, remove main drive gear (input gear and shaft), shift 1-2 slider gear into 2nd gear, shift 3-4 slider sleeve into 3rd, move top of lever so it is as far as it will go towards the rear of the trans (so reverse idler is all the way forward), and carefully remove the mainshaft assembly. You will need to angle the front of the mainshaft up and then slide the assembly out. It's tight, but will come out. Good luck. Nickmil.

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