I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bedford, Indiana
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Trans gurus?? a question!
Ok...I lost 5th gear about a month ago...it will go in...but pops right back out. I got a trans from Pureevil71, with a broken case. I tore it down, and the gears were perfect!
So today I pulled the trans from mine...tore it down, and moved the mainshaft fron the other trans to it....there is where the problems started....5th gear was different....so I took 5th gear from that trans too. Everything was sweet! I tried it several times while reassembling it to make sure it turned smoothly....everything seemed ok.
I started to move the truck for the first time this afternoon....and it wouldn't budge forward!! So I put it in reverse....had to rev it some...but it finally jerked, and started moving. Ever hear a school bus back up?? That trans whine they make times 10!!! it howls...and I was going 3mph.
My question is this....in the later models the 5th gear was a different ratio....is that the only gear that changed?? Everything seemed to mesh well. I work on motorcycle transmissions everyday....if a gear breaks, you can replace it with a new one, and it well fit fine with the old ones...they don't have to be lapped to the old gears. Am I going to have to change the counter shaft from the other trans too??
I know I am gonna' have to take it back out....and strip it again....I just wanna' know where to start [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
Right now....I am gonna' go drink beer....and not think about it! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]