Trans kaput!

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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Is that large sheet metal piece in the diagram above under the car? is this it in this picture:

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I guess that fucks my hatch idea.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby M20_fever » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Can't really see the pic to well on mt phone, but the sheet metal carrier is between the top of the trans and the chassis. You have it that far apart, just put a jack under the trans, drop the cross member and let the jack down slow. The trans should cone down a few inches giving you enough room (just) to see/reach up to the linkage and check if it came off.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:25 pm

thats not my car, I wish it was up on a rack!
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby M20_fever » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:29 am

Oh, lol. Well do that^^^
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:51 pm

Im loathing getting under there and thrashing around taking the exhaust off and shaft out of the way. I need to figure out how to get this thing off the ground a good amount. what could i put the tires on that is like 2 feet high..? was thinking getting concrete blocks and building a stand of them for each tire to sit on.

Im going to do other work while im doing this, namely all the rear end bushings so it will be worth it for me to rig something to get it in the air.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby M20_fever » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:16 pm

You don't really need it that high. I did my entire swap on jackstands.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:38 pm

I Know, you can also piss your pants if you want to -grin-


I prefer to enjoy the work rather than struggle if you know what I mean.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby M20_fever » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:55 am

It.really wasn't uncomfortable. I mean, unless you get the car 4-5' off the ground its actually better only a couple feet high so you can lay flat and not have to have stretch to work. I wouldn't feel safe working under a car sitting on cinder blocks.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:18 am

I want to be able to sit up under it on the floor. Im thinking on a system for this since I will want to use it more than once. I dont like the commercially available portable units because they really block a vital area on the car.

I'll come up with something safe and relatively cheap.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby AustinR » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:42 am

I've been meaning to build a pair of ramps that are about that height (2 feet or so) that I can drive my car right up onto. When it's up there, you could crawl under it like it's a pit almost. The only trouble is, they would be huge pieces of material and I'm not sure where I would put them when I'm not using them. Maybe one day I'll figure some sort of structure that can tear down fairly easily for better storage...
Anyway, that could be a solution for you, but it may be harder than just dealing with less space for this particular job.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:13 am

If I owned this place i would definately make a pit. But in the meantime will be pondering!

Yes thats one of a few probs with ramps, they would be e bitch to store, and pretty shallow to get our low cars upon.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Drilled a sight hole in the tunnel. Unfortunately its not the linkage, the ring is in place and i can see the select shaft :( its jammed up in the trans. fuck.
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Re: Trans kaput!

Postby Rick » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:29 am

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