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sm465 removal ASAP **Thanks Russ**

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 55Willy, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I have a 78 burb that i'm pulling the 465/205 out of.
    I have the drive lines out, the crossmembers unbolted, and the 4 bolts out of the bellhousing. So in reality I should be able to pull it back about 2" and drop it down.
    problem/question #1:
    how do I get the shifter out?
    question #2:
    do I have to just leave it connected and jack the truck up high enough to clear it?

    Thanks in advance[​IMG]

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    55 Willy's<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 55Willy on 01/02/02 06:44 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Russ

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    Right at the base of your shifter there is a metal cap. Push down on it and turn counterclockwise until it stops (about 1/4 turn). Then just pull the shifter lever straight up and out of the tranny. You might need to put some pliers on that cap to turn it if it is stuck.
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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    SWEET, thanks. I'll go run out and give her a shot...

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    russ has it, if not it'll give you an excuse to put a higher lift in it :-)

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    If you have the tranny tunnel removed you should see a collar where the shifter goes into the top of the tranny. There's a sheet metal collar that you have to push down and turn and it will pop up. The shifter will come out after the collar is removed. Channel lock pliers help, sometimes they are sticky.

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    YEEHAW!! it popped right out, this place rules!!

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    if not it'll give you an excuse to put a higher lift in it :-)


    <hr></blockquote> MMM not an option. it's coming out of a stock suburban and is being placed in the Willy's. With the body off the frame I will be able to drop it into the Willy's but the burban body is a little bit too heavy to remove,LOL

    thanks for all the replies guys!

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    To put the shifter back in, the tranny needs to be in neutral. If you shine a flashlight down inside, you'll see the 2 notched shifting blocks. If the notches aren't aligned with each other, you can use a large screwdriver to move them into position. When the notches are lined up to form a square, the tip of the shifter will drop right into the square and then you just lock it back into place with the rotating collar.

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    Thanks Harry. i'll keep that in mind when I get to it.
    I ended up havening to pull up the carpet and the tranny cover. but she'll out.....so now I need to clean it up and get a new clutch and in it goes.[​IMG] and since it was a suburban it has a fixed yoke too.

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    I did it the hard way the first time. thought i could judt pull it back and drop it, umm no, I did get it out but i broke 2 teeth on the centerforce and had to buy a new one....the second time i decided t take off the tranny cover.

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    I'm curious, is your shifter "broken" at the bottom, the part that hits the internals of the tranny? Its got a roll pin, but typically also a broken weld...

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    not certain...This is the first manual I have worked with so I'm new to the game. It was dark when I pulled it out but it came out as they said. I'll take a look in a few when I go out to clean and paint it.

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    Re: sm465 removal ASAP

    I have the feeling that the "slop" that some of us (all of us?) have in the stock Sm465 shifter (when in gear) is due mainly to that broken weld. Every 465 shiftter I've removed is like that, with the broken weld. I'm not sure if that "problem" can be fixed, but i'm contemplating welding mine back up to see what it was like when "new"

    Not that the sloppy shifter particularly bothers me, I'm just curious to see what it could feel like to be "fixed" the way it came.

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