Trans-f***in'-mission - D-series.org

Go Back   D-series.org Motor Mayhem & Suspension Satisfaction Transmission alley

D-Series.org is the premier Honda All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2005, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
seanthomas's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 0 seanthomas is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default Trans-f***in'-mission

I just recently bought a 94 EX Coupe with a D15B swap. The engine has low milage, but there is an annoying rattle whenever you're in gear and 3rd grinds. The guy I bought it from was a complete moron. The driver's side motor mount was cut, about 2/3 of it was missing, to make the motor fit (I don't know why he didn't just get the right mount) and the passenger side mount wasn't even hand tight. I have done a search, and I guess what I'm looking at is probably input shaft bearing and synchro. The real question is: Do I rebuild this one? OR Do I buy a new one with low miles/no grinding/no bearing problems? What would the cost be like to rebuild vs. new? How do you rebuild? Is it a big job? I guess I'm directing most of the questions toward Tranzex, but any insight would be appreciated.

1st post, YEAH!

Sean
seanthomas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
All powerful D-series member
 
custom_junky's Avatar
 
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 3,189
Rep Power: 19 custom_junky is a Top Aussie
custom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussiecustom_junky is a Top Aussie
iTrader Score: 4 reviews
Default

i would take the tranny out and see how damaged the tranny is internally, if all seems welll, then repair the synchro and input bearings, refill with new tranny fluid, and off you go...
__________________
Build thread

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
There's two things in life you never want people to know about you...
1. You know how to work on cars.
2. You know how to work on computers.

You my friend are cursed with this info being out in the open.
^ little truth ^

R.I.P. Milo
R.I.P. PatPrimmer
custom_junky is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2005, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
All powerful D-series member
 
makku's Avatar
 
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 4,363
Rep Power: 20 makku is a Top Aussie
makku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussie
iTrader Score: 11 reviews
Send a message via AIM to makku Send a message via MSN to makku Send a message via Yahoo to makku
Default

the grinding is probably from your engine wobbling too much in the engine bay with your mounts they way they are.... get new mounts soon!

as for the bearing, I replaced the bearings in my transmission but I had a spare tranny to run while I did it. If this is your first time, I'd expect the transmission to be out for at least a day or two while you figure out how to take it apart (and put it back together). It's not hard, but you have to be careful putting it back together.
__________________
My car: 94 Civic DX sedan w/ JDM D15B VTEC
Trustworthy people: krAzySi, thesqad127, Turntune, Civic4ges, Sonny7730, mark7901, miked16z6, Low EG-T

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
forecast for tomorrow... a few sprinkles of genius with a chance for DOOM!
Quote:
But I thought you said TV was bad?
It is... but we fucking need it.
makku is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-29-2005, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
seanthomas's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 0 seanthomas is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

Is there a list of tools that will be required to do this? And is there anywhere in particular that you would recommend getting them? Also, is there a book that you might recommend for reference? I thought that there might be a DIY for something like this. Maybe it's already spelled out in a repair manual or something.
seanthomas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2005, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
seanthomas's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 0 seanthomas is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

Is this book any good?
Honda Civic ('91 to '96) Service and Repair Manual
seanthomas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2005, 06:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 600
Rep Power: 0 rkcarguySI will become famous soon enoughrkcarguySI will become famous soon enoughrkcarguySI will become famous soon enough
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

I paid my friends neighbor(zen master 30+ year tranny rebuilder) to walk me through dissasembly and re-assembley, it's not that bad, but theres a certain order that everything goes in and out, get it wrong and it can be a real pain. My next one I take apart I'll try to do DIY post.
rkcarguySI is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2005, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
All powerful D-series member
 
makku's Avatar
 
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 4,363
Rep Power: 20 makku is a Top Aussie
makku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussiemakku is a Top Aussie
iTrader Score: 11 reviews
Send a message via AIM to makku Send a message via MSN to makku Send a message via Yahoo to makku
Default

that book is not good enough for a tranny rebuild...

do a google search for "Helms pdf civic" that should pull up the manual you need.
__________________
My car: 94 Civic DX sedan w/ JDM D15B VTEC
Trustworthy people: krAzySi, thesqad127, Turntune, Civic4ges, Sonny7730, mark7901, miked16z6, Low EG-T

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
forecast for tomorrow... a few sprinkles of genius with a chance for DOOM!
Quote:
But I thought you said TV was bad?
It is... but we fucking need it.
makku is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2005, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
seanthomas's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 0 seanthomas is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

I'm just wondering if it is possible that the flywheel interferes with the bellhousing or something and causes a sort of whirring/scratching/grinding noise. The reason why I ask is that it doesn't make noise in 4th and 5th, and it only makes noise after a certain RPM in 1st. Just a thought. Maybe I won't have to pop open the case just yet. Thanks for the advice so far guys.
seanthomas is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2005, 09:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
D-series lover
 
iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 285
Rep Power: 15 G U E C O is nobody
iTrader Score: 12 reviews
Default

just get a helms manual
G U E C O is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the D-series.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


iconAll times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:28 PM. | Welcome to Forum, please register to access all of our features.