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Old 05-15-2005, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was going to put a Z6 trans in I bought since the ITR Expo is coming up. Turns out the trans is crap. Disassembling it and I cannot get the snap ring off for the life of me. Any tips?
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Needlenose pliers in the closed position within the gap in the ring...then open them slightly, while slowly prying the case open
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Buy the Lisle snap ring pliers (with the teeth, kinda like inside-out pliers)at pepboys or whatever is close. They are $20 give or take, and are totally worth every cent, way way way easier than using a fat screwdriver or pushing needlenose pliers the wrong way.
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Yes, you need a tool shaped exactly like that ^^^ needlenose pliers don't work so well because the plier end is still a little too big. And don't get the super cheap snap ring pliers, I did and they didn't work (the kind where you can change the tips out)... sucks!

That tool transzex shows is the way to go...
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That is exactly the one I was talking about, take your pick on who you want to buy it from, Craftsman, Lisle, Snap-on...... They are all the same thing with a different name on them.
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Yes, you need a tool shaped exactly like that ^^^ needlenose pliers don't work so well because the plier end is still a little too big.
They are???

Interesting...I have successfully seperated many of these without the use of any special tools!

Maybe I am just better than you guys
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Already tried needlenose and snap ring pliers. I'll give it another try when I'm not so pissed off at it.
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well, you do have to use a big flathead screwdriver to pry up on the casing while you're trying to open the snapring... try prying from a couple of different sides until it pops
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It also helps quite a bit if you put a block of wood or something under two opposing edges of the case as it lets the mainshaft drop that 1/4 inch more easily.
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mainshaft doesn't drop. It is held in place under tension by the thrust washer at the Input shaft bushing.

The countershaft might "drop" 1/16 - 1/8" when the snap ring is released.
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main, counter, elevator all the shafts are the same to me! I still put the things on blocks to work on 'em.
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main, counter, elevator all the shafts are the same to me! I still put the things on blocks to work on 'em.
I agree, it does help
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LOL, 2x4's 12" long is what I use to keep tranny "up" and mainshaft clear.

Similar ideas, same result.............
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LOL, 2x4's 12" long is what I use to keep tranny "up" and mainshaft clear.

Similar ideas, same result.............


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alright i have a pair of snap ring pliers and now im trying to put the transmission back togeather, but the counter shaft drops too low to get the snap ring over the berring(sp) the counter shaft drops like 1/4''. any tips for getting this damn thing togeather?
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thanks for digging up a two year old thread, rightfully!

Means you were searching, cannot fault you there.

A) expand snap ring over the CS bearing to drop the case on.
B) install the case bolts (13?) and tighten to 20-22 ft/lbs
C) flip tranny over shoulder to allow the countershaft to drop into place and lock in.

I've been good/lucky enough to install the 30/32mm plug before locking in the countershaft.........but them again I know what to listen for.

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