I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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Re: Rebuilding the D300: what is this???
Yeah, that's the speedo gear. And no, that shouldn't hold you up. It's been awhile, but I think the rear housing just needs a few taps with a deadblow and it will come out.
.....Ok, so I got the FSM and checked....Instructions as follows:
1. Remove speedo driven gear sleeve and gear.
2. Remove output yoke.
3. Remove bearing cap-to-case bolts.
4. Remove bearing cap. Note: the cap has been coated with
sealant. Use a putty knife to break the seal and loosten the
5. Remove the shims and the speedo drive gear.
That's pretty much what I was saying. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
The speedo gear retainer can be removed with a pliers as long as you wrap the threads with a piece of leather, like an old belt, so the threads won't be damaged. Or, go get a cheapie socket and grind it down.