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Old 09-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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WuNgUn's one-man tranny install!

Yeah, all by myself...finally got the sucka up and bolted in...

Here is my custom made shifter busging installed...



So basically, what I did was plop the Getrag into a milk crate, with the car up in the air, and slid it into position...



I carefully jacked the car down to get a better alignment...



And wiggled and tilted and lifted it up into place...started a few bolts top and bottom to draw it in...



And that's it!!
Wasn't too difficult, but I worry that maybe with my wiggling and tilting, that I might of caused damage to the main seal, or the throw out bearing...? Scary thought..
Time will tell!
That's as far as I got when I broke the bulb in my trouble light!! Dammit!

Oh, and the custome shifter bushing installed and cable mounted...



I'm a little concerned that the one I've sold will be seriously difficult to install with the tranny still in the car!!!


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Old 09-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Oh my look at that oil pan!!!

Lol good work. Trannys aren't as bad as everyone thinks. Its just one of those mystery things that is expensive so most people don't attempt.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yeah, salted road in the Canadian winter isn't kind to cars...
The SVT spent the first 8 years of it's life as a DD, sadly...
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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I did plenty of tilding and engine lowering/raising doing the clutch on my zetec. 30k miles in, no issues (knock on wood) with either the seal or bearing! I think your fine.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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Thanks defektes...
Now if I could only find the bolt that holds the reverse sensor!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #6
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how long has the tranny been out I thought I saw a post like last year saying you were doing your clutch?

Anyways congrats on the install I did mine alone too but I used a ratchet strap to lift the tranny up to the car instead of bringing the car to the tranny. Its not easy but doable for sure
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Yeah, its been at least a year....various complications, but now its done :)
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nice job. how long did it take to remove? It took me about 2 hours to remove each which isn't great but I ran out of energy and decided to just drop the tranny on a tire. haha.
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Thats how i took mine out! Dropped 'er down on an old Focus rim
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I was in no rush to remove it...maybe 3 hours for everything.
Can't wait to feel the difference with the SouthBend Stage1 lightened flywheel!
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How much are oil pans? i think ide have to replace that while its up.

Does the drain plug come out easy? Ide be worried about the drain plug rusting up.
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