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Old 02-04-2017, 11:36 PM   #11
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so..... yer not outside pulling the trans today? (snicker)
Very funny. I wish. I think I got the rest of the parts though.



Frickin' nobody sells a 38mm socket unless you want to pay some serious $$$ for one in 3/4" drive. It looks like the mainshaft locknut is down on there a ways and the manual lists an obscure specialized tool for it. I found a 1 1/2" socket fits it close enough. Normally I hate using tools that are 'close enough' but I think I'll be ok. I was researching the fs5w on the old z-car forums and this guy cut a socket in half and welded a piece of pipe in between to replicate the special tool. I plan to do the same.

This weather, though. 35 degrees and raining just sucks. I'd gladly bundle up and work on it when it's clear and freezing. At least then all the mud is frozen over.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:16 AM   #12
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you got rain? i got a bunch of ice followed by 4" of snow.....and its still snowin!
got a socket if ya need it too.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:19 AM   #13
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oh it rained again and reduced it to a inch of ice and a lil snow......then started up snow again. was gonna go work on the ferd.....but this is what i would have to deal with
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:37 AM   #14
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Thanks John, I'll let you know if I end up needing it. I bought a 1-1/2" in a 6 point configuration. It just has to work twice, lol. It's just warm enough not to be snowing down here. We got some ice and about an inch of snow friday morning before it warmed up. That's a nice, clean-looking ranger, by the way.
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once i get the trans in the ranger is fors sale.......
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Nice. Hopefully you'll get a decent chunk of change for it. There's a lot to be said for a vehicle that's still in good shape after almost 30 years.

I got really bored and decided to do a post on the tools I'm planning to use, outside of basic wrenches/sockets/etc.



Snap ring pliers - although from the exploded diagram it looks like a couple small screwdrivers or needle nose pliers would be better for some of them

Gear puller set - it's a cheap one from Harbor Freight but there are 3 other pullers in the set, so I can cannibalize the arms off them to make the arms on one of them longer, if needed.

Torque wrenches - 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive. Also HF cheapies.

Wood dowel sticks - keeping the parts in the same order (and orientation) they came off in.

Paint pen - marking the orientation

Set of roll pin style punches (not pictured) - It looks like I might need those to remove the shift forks

Dead blow hammer (also not pictured)

Sockets: 27mm for the countershaft locknut and 1-1/2" for the mainshaft one.

And, of course, the Service Manual. Thanks jp2code for keeping those available!
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:08 PM   #17
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remember lots of cleaning solvent and a quality assy lube!
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:38 AM   #18
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Almost forgot. What would you recommend for a solvent, John? I was going to order a few quarts of redline and just use that for the assembly lube since that's what I'm going to run in it once it's back together.
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Alright, well the transmission is out. It took me most of the afternoon but it's done. It was surprisingly light, I was able to lift it into the trunk of the car by myself. Things you only do when you're a gearhead, lol.



Let the games begin.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:36 PM   #20
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chevron 325 thinner or equivalent, does not leave anything behind. Brake cleaner is kinda a no-no as it does leave a acidic residue. (ever notice the powder if ya just sprayed off a part with brake clean and let it sit?) Even with the 325 i use soap and water after.
By the way......must a been brrrrrrrr cold!
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