Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

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Alaric H
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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by Alaric H » Sun May 08, 2011 8:59 pm

What is a 30-45 it reads 76mm long but the tool shown is a 381-13 52mm long I do not get it.

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by fezzic181 » Mon May 16, 2011 7:16 pm

Really have to wonder when there are more tools to rebuild a tranny then there are parts in said tranny.

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by Alaric H » Wed May 18, 2011 6:26 am

fezzic181 wrote:Really have to wonder when there are more tools to rebuild a tranny then there are parts in said tranny.
From what I can see is it is the type of press they used at the VW dealer. IT did not have a adjustable bed it was fixed so many tool combos were needed to get the ram to reach the workpiece. They ended up using tools from many kinds of motors and trans to get the right distance making it look like there were more tools than needed. Well thats my best guess.

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ngobet
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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by ngobet » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:43 am

Hey guys,

I have some transmissions tools I'm willing to sell or trade against others.

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by dougcl » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:29 pm

If anyone has a 288b they are willing to part with, I am interested. Thanks, Doug


EDIT: found one!

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by Santiago Buckland » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:47 am

ngobet wrote:Hey guys,

I have some transmissions tools I'm willing to sell or trade against others.
Did you posted any pictures here? They are not showing now. Please re-post them. Also, You can contact some Transmission repair shops who might be interested in buying your tools.

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by Bruce2 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:36 pm

What are you guys using to set your Ring gear backlash? Any home made tools? Pics?

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Re: Transmission teardown, tools needed, rebuilding

Post by gkeeton » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:48 pm

Was doing some forum surfing, and thought I would add, even thought it's an older thread. What trans are you talking about Bruce? For a swing axle, the shop I used to work at had a side gear that was cut in half, and a nut/bolt was welded in the axle spade area. It was just long enough to get both halves of the side gear in the diff, then you could tighten the bolt within the halves to keep them from moving. One of the halves had a flat section of bar stock welded on so that it was straight out from the center of the diff. Then we had a dial indicator that was linked to a set of vise grips with one of those snake like sectional arms that could be locked into position. the dial indicator would be placed on the flat stock out at the diameter of the ring gear. I've thought of trying to modify one of those tools sold to go inside the oil pump hole to help split engine cases. The IRS tool was similar. The IRS outdrives are threaded in the end. The tool had a section of tubing that was large enough to slide over the splined section, and sit on the housing area of the diff within the outer tapered bearing. A bolt is then ran through the tubing into the out drive, and tightening the bolt pulls the outdrive tight within the diff, and the tubing into the diff housing within the bearing to essentially lock the movement of the diff internals. Then like the swing axle tool the tubing has a section of flat stock straight out from the center to put your dial indicator on. The Bus trans use the dial indicator/vise grip, and a set of small vise grips that have a small flat spot ground on them. The small vise grips get clamped on the ring gear bolts, and the dial indicator goes on the ground flat spot that is near the diameter of the ring gear. All of these are used with some sort of bar stock to tighten down on the end of the pinion shaft to keep it from moving like the factory tool. I realize this post is virtually worthless without pictures, but everything I have is put away in storage. Feel free to pm me with any questions.

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