[DML] Re: Transmission questions- Important
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[DML] Re: Transmission questions- Important

1 - more often than you'd like. I suggest that, if the trans is out 
for work anyway, pop off the back cover and re-torque the shaft nuts. 
2 - I think this has been around a while.
3 - Noise
4 - The shaft nuts can actually be accessed with the trans in the 
car. Just drop the rear mounts and you can get to everything.

As for installation, I either have a helper push up on the tail pipes 
while I and (more helpers) rock the trans into line, or wedge a tall 
jackstand (aka a 5-foot 2x4) under the muffler or oil pan to keep the 
engine pushed up as far as possible, usually when the tailpipes hit 
the facia. 


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<racuti1@...> wrote:
> A fellow owner posted a picture of a nice hole blown out of the 
> of his 5-speed transmission casing. The nut backed off the 
> shaft and bored a hole in the casing...or out of it I should say.
> I believe that this very topic has been discussed in passing 
> recently. My questions are:
> 1. Does this happen often?
> 2. Has it been happening more frequently? (i.e. as our cars age)
> 3. Are there any symptoms that may alert you to this problem?
> 4. Are there any preventative measures that you can take that don't 
> require splitting the transmission casing?
> On a slightly different topic:
> My mileage is telling me that one day not too far off, I'll have to 
> replace my clutch. The last time I had my transmission removed, the 
> engine rocked waaaaaaay back and made re-installation a real bear. 
> My solution was to jack the engine forward and stack a bunch of 
> bricks under it to make the fly wheel point forward and down so 
> I could align the transmission and re-install it. I did this using 
> ramps and it was awful.
> How do you overcome the angle of the engine if the car is on a 
> Even a transmission jack won't angle the transmission right if the 
> engine is at such a severe up-angle.
> Thanks,
> Rich A.
> #5335

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