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Re: Okay, how do I fix THIS leak?
I've had one tranny apart, and saw that the surface of it's tailshaft bushing was badly pitted. I'm guessing that the bushing in my current tranny is in similar condition. I don't know for sure what causes this, but I'd be willing to bet it's due to the previous owner's failure to change the transmission gear oil. Ever. The bushing seems to be made of soft metal like an engine bearing. The slip yoke's surface is clean and shiny with no burrs, grooves, pits, etc. so that's not my problem.
Back to the original question -- has anybody had the tailshaft bushing replaced in their tranny? I've tried to order one from Suzuki and they say it's not available. Does anyone know of another source for this part, short of having one made at a machine shop?
Ragtag, I appreciate the suggestion about the press-on sleeve for the slip yoke, but I'd have to have the bushing bored out to a standard size to accomodate it. I'd rather just replace the bushing.