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Old 01-28-2017, 02:16 AM   #1
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I'm back with more annoying questions. Hopefully within the next week or two I will be dropping the transmission out of my truck to rebuild it. I have the rebuild kit, it has all the bearings, seals and the synchronizer rings. Also, I'd like to give a special thanks to fellow IN member johnber for supplying me with the kit. You sir, are awesome.

For those of you have rebuilt your transmissions, are there any other parts I should replace that are not included a standard rebuild kit? I'm thinking I'll replace the plastic shift bushing part #32861-H7301 (thanks YEPEE!) and the locknuts since they look like the staked kind.

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Old 01-28-2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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only other parts i can think of out side of new reverse switch are the caged needle rollers on the main shaft gears. I have a set of good used sittin here if ya decide you need to replace any of em. Rarely do they need it tho. pay special attention the input cover and throw out collar.
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Thanks John, will do. I'll stop in at the nissan dealer on Monday to order the the bushing and I'll source a backup light switch while I'm at it. Do they typically break upon removal? I guess I will check the needle bearings on the gear clusters once I have it apart. I also have the gasket for the plate on the top of the transmission, where the shifter goes in. It will probably still be a couple weeks, I'm trying to have all the parts in my possession before I start the job.

As far as tools go, I have a decent pair of snap ring pliers and I was planning to stop by Harbor Freight to pick up a cheap gear puller set. I also have access to a shop press if I need it. What is the best way to get the input cover off? I'm planning to use a plastic hammer to gently tap it loose.
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Just tap the pivot ball for the clutch fork. Gave it one tap and it broke loose. Nothing hard just a light tap will do.
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Good to know. Thanks. I took apart a junk transmission (auto) that was sitting in my yard a couple months ago and the plastic hammer seemed to get the job done just fine. Of course, there's very little incentive to be gentle with it when you don't have to put it back together. I just wanted to get rid of the thing and I couldn't lift it in one piece by myself.

The bushing can't be more than $5 or so, and it looks like O'Reilly's has backup light switches for these for about $15.
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just a light tap on the cover to remove, just make sure there is no ridge to hang up the t-o bearing.
Also check for the shim and reuse on the lower bearing.
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Awesome. Will do. When I did my clutch two years ago I remember the throwout bearing slid off easily with a little elbow grease. I was going to re-use the clutch and throwout bearing since they only have about 8000 miles worth of driving on them. I'll probably pull the flywheel and re-check the rear main seal while I'm in there. I replaced it when I did the clutch but I would hate to let something like that get past me. I hope to stay extremely organized with this job. I am planning to grab a paint pen and some wooden dowel sticks to keep the parts in the same order they came off. I have the FSM on my computer with the exploded diagram of the transmission. My idea is to mark components like the gears and thrust washers with a dot signifying which side points towards the front of the transmission. Lots and lots of photos will be taken. My goal is to stay organized enough to produce a write-up when I am done, although it's anybody's guess how it will play out. I've done a fair amount of engine work but this will be my first transmission work beyond R&Rs and clutch jobs.
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make sure to mark the for and aft of the synchro collars also. they have worn into the gears.
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Alright, so I ordered the plastic bushing for the shifter. Thanks YEPEE for the part numbers. It really comes in handy. It looks like the part # for the mainshaft nut is 32354-E9803 and the countershaft is #32236-E9500. I remember reading that the countershaft locknut is reverse thread. Now I just need the backup light switch.
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so..... yer not outside pulling the trans today? (snicker)
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