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Old 12-15-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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Tranny Job

OK Im pondering doing a tranny job, i have a few friends helping, they have done RWD trannys before no problem, whats the big difference between that and FWD that our Focus' have?

Also wanted to know of any pointers...specific sized sockets/wrenches needed, oil/lubes needed (besides tranny fluid)

tips/how to would help tremendously since this will be our first FWD job. We have all the essentials already...air tools/jacks/jack stands/heated garage and possibly booze (not sure how well it'll go if we're drunk :P)


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Old 12-15-2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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What are you looking to have done? From my understanding, a transaxle is much more complex than a RWD transmission since everything is all together instead of being spread out across the car. Do your friends have any formal training in transmission repair/modification, or is their experience limited to work they did to their own transmissions?
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What are you looking to have done? From my understanding, a transaxle is much more complex than a RWD transmission since everything is all together instead of being spread out across the car. Do your friends have any formal training in transmission repair/modification, or is their experience limited to work they did to their own transmissions?
work from own transmission, i have another friend who was a certified ford tech (but not sure if he's showing up yet)...basically we're doing the clutch and flywheel (plus throuwout bearing and master cylinder)
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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clutch and flywheel won't involve tearing apart the transmission. It will be fairly straight forward for you.
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Oh, that should be easy for them. The hardest part will probably be getting the halfshafts to come out of the differential, and then dropping the gearbox to get at the clutch. Once they get everything taken apart it won't be much different than doing the clutch/flywheel/TOB on a RWD transmission.

The only other issue I could forsee is getting the clutch bled again...when I had my car down at Tom's shop, he was commenting that you really need a power bleeder, unless you want to spend a few hours and a few gallons of brake fluid getting it bled.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:45 PM   #6
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Oh, that should be easy for them. The hardest part will probably be getting the halfshafts to come out of the differential, and then dropping the gearbox to get at the clutch. Once they get everything taken apart it won't be much different than doing the clutch/flywheel/TOB on a RWD transmission.

The only other issue I could forsee is getting the clutch bled again...when I had my car down at Tom's shop, he was commenting that you really need a power bleeder, unless you want to spend a few hours and a few gallons of brake fluid getting it bled.
basically just drop the halfshafts out of the differential and everything else is straightforward?
yea i might go invest in a power bleeder but i have no problem with getting lots of brake fluid to bleed
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