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Lost 3rd Gear? T-14

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Mar 13, 2020
    Walt Couch

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    That should have thrown oil unless the bearing was sealed to the outside.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2020
    nickmil

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    I'd pull the bearing retainer and check the bearing. Replace the seal inside the bearing retainer and the gasket. It looks like a long input so the bearing retainer may have a seal in it (most likely does, most of the long shafts did). I use Ultra Black RTV on the bolt threads after cleaning the bolts and holes thoroughly with brake cleaner. Acts like a weak thread locker and eliminates seepage past the threads.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    I probably should have done that but since I like pulling the transmission out so much I’ll just throw it back together.:sneak:

    it all definitely seems better. I put the shifter on and easily goes into 3rd. I shifted it then pulled the shiver off to check.

    I’m going to wait until the longer fork I ordered to arrive before putting it back in the Jeep. I just have to figure out how to get it off the work bench!!!


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  4. Mar 15, 2020
    Lockman

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    How'd You get it on there ? :D
     
  5. Mar 17, 2020
    John Gedde

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    Ugh. I feel your pain... (Back? LOL) the transfer case and tranny, especially the former is one heavy SOB! I needed to upgrade my tranny jack from the scissor type to a proper hydraulic/safety chain setup to deal with it. At least the tranny proper, sans bellhousing, is light...

    John
     
  6. Mar 17, 2020
    John Gedde

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    So here's something I'm curious about... While I've never rebuilt my T14, I have built other manual transmissions and have seen the insides of my T14. That said, I can't remember details about spacing and missing oil slingers like you guys are talking about. Heck, I can't remember such details about stuff I did a year ago! You guys are incredible... What's the secret?

    John
     
  7. Mar 17, 2020
    Walt Couch

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    repetition. build then take it apart then rebuild again then...:D
     
  8. Mar 17, 2020
    John Gedde

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    I try to do it once... LOL! :bananatool:
     
  9. Mar 17, 2020
    timgr

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    Take and keep good notes! Seriously. This will markedly help your retention. And measure and mark your parts.
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    The jeep is back together and shifting all gears great! That was a heck of a lot of work to tighten 3 small bolts. Thanks for all the input. I’m grateful for y’all and really happy I didn’t have to rebuild the tranny!
     
  11. Mar 29, 2020
    Keys5a

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    Glad you dodged that bullet!
    -Donny
     
  12. Apr 1, 2020
    TIm E

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    I've heard it said, "The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest memory." So far in my experience, this holds true.

    Glad you got it sorted out and working Scott! (y)
     

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