We just put in a new clutch and pressure plate on a 1988 Sami and short of tying the lever down, I can't figure out how to get the transmission put back in without causing the throwout bearing to come off the linkage. Seems that the retaining part of the bearing is a little under designed.
Does anyone know how to keep it in place short of wiring it in?
Getting it in is another story. We managed to get it in, but then couldn't get the shifter to work and I had the feeling the bearing detached from the linkage. No way to tell until it's all buttoned up. Now we will have to back it out about 4 inches to reattach the fork.
I also don't understand why I can't shift with engine off and everything static.
well once we managed to get the thing in mine wouldn't shift either. take out the shifter lever inside the truck and play with it as you reset the ball back in the tranny...that cured my non-shifting problem