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How to take off the shifter and rails off a SM465?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by imiceman44, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I had a couple of links to SM465 rebuilding articles but I lost them.
    Now I can't remember what I need to get that top cover with the shifter and the rails off the tranny.
    I took the bolts off and the cover will lift about an inch, and it will move sideways about an inch too.
    I know the shift fork is probably hanging and I am guessing the reverse fork since I saw the forward gear fork from the PTO covers and it should slide up no problem.
    I have both PTO covers off and I see no other trick except the 3 covers that hide the shift rails.
    Am I supposed to take these out and remove the rails or what?
    Help please I need to get this done this week end.
    Thanks in Advance.
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    Push the cover back down, put the tranny halfway into reverse and it'll come apart.

    Just a warning to ya, if you don't know what you're doing, don't take the top cover off. The first time I did it, I got very frustrated, and in the process, learned to put it back on. In the end I wish I never took the damn thing off, even though I can get them back on pretty easy now.
     
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    Well if iceman can take it apart he is Veru smart enough to be able to put it back together...lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Well if iceman can take it apart he is Veru smart enough to be able to put it back together...lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    They can be a bitch sometimes. That reverse gear down at the bottom is especially difficult to get in the right place.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Push the cover back down, put the tranny halfway into reverse and it'll come apart.

    Just a warning to ya, if you don't know what you're doing, don't take the top cover off. The first time I did it, I got very frustrated, and in the process, learned to put it back on. In the end I wish I never took the damn thing off, even though I can get them back on pretty easy now.

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    I kinda was on the right track /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Thanks dude, and don't worry about me not being able to put it back together, once I see what it's like inside, I can take care of it.
    I am really patient and I believe that is what is needed to align it when putting it back together.

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    been here done this, its tricky getting the cover off, patience will help tons, yep, i dont have alot of that patience these days like i used to, older i get the less patient i am, ive been changing, i wont put up with much anymore without saying screw it and either scrapping it,, or beating the [darn] out of it,,, or both!

    good luck
     
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    been here done this, its tricky getting the cover off, patience will help tons, yep, i dont have alot of that patience these days like i used to, older i get the less patient i am, ive been changing, i wont put up with much anymore without saying screw it and either scrapping it,, or beating the [darn] out of it,,, or both!

    good luck

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    Well it's off, it took a second once I knew how :0)
    Tomorrow I should be putting it back together.
    Thanks guys for the help.
     
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    No problem.

    Glad to help a guy out finally. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Sometimes I think that my delivery is so bad that nobody can appreciate the small amount of knowledge I do posess. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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