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Transmission removal questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wedge, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. wedge

    wedge Registered Member

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    The front seal in my '72 K5 "Top Loader" 4 speed trans is leaking. How do I remove the Shift lever from the top of the trans? Also, does it make since to remove the transfer case prior to the trans because of weight?
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    Once you get to the top of the trans (after removing shifter boots etc), you need to depress the metal piece that fits in the "neck" of the trans, and rotate it in the only direction it will turn. Since its sping loaded, it should pop up at you once you've turned it far enough. Hope I didn't just confuse you further! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    -Dan
     
  3. great scott

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    As far as spliting the trans and transfercase it depends on your jack. If you are useing a plain floor jack then yes split them and becarefull. If you have a good trans jack then you can leve them togather.
     
  4. wedge

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    Thanks Dan, it worked like a million bucks! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. wedge

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    Thanks for your advice, I think I'll rent a trans jack in the morning!
     
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    Have fun
     
  7. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    The trans jack is the only way to go. I dropped a 208 on top of me once. turns out that renting them is not that expensive.
     
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    dropped a 208 once and only once on me....On my elbow!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Thing still bothers me sometimes to this day, since that day I forked out $70 for a tranny jack from harbor frieght, never regretted it a bit since... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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