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NP208 Tailhousing removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I picked up a used 208 to replace mine. The new case has a piece cracked out of the rear tailhousing where the rear seal goes. I want to swap my old tailhousing onto this new case. I removed the bolts for on the new case, but can't get the rear housing off.

    I can't get anything into the joint to pry it off (also affraid I will crack the aluminum). I am also affaid to heat the housing because of the plastic parts inside the tailhousing. How should I go about getting of the old tailhousing? Thanks for any input.

    Harley
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    If I remember right, remove the speedo gear. It's on the passenger side of the housing.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I did remove the speedo gear. My problem is I can't get anything in the crack to pop the case open. it is sealed with RTV and the gap is to small to get anything into. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

    Harley
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    I'm trying to remember. Don't think anything came off the shaft....Hmmm, did ya get all the bolts off?

    It's been awhile since I took mine off and don't remember having any trouble.
     
  5. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I gently tap on the fins with a hammer to get the tail housing to spin a bit. Then it comes right off. I have not broke one yet.
     
  6. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    id reccomend a rubber or rawhyde hammer, steel banging on aluminum might have some consiquenses. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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