Wow you guys are a great help!
Do I need to support the engine whilst the gearbox is off or can it hold itself?
Terry, I'm assuming the n/s driveshaft doesn't just pop out? Thanks man.
Morning Blingonoob, struggling with mine as we speak,
The nearside driveshaft came out ok once the bearing bolts are aligned correctly to release it, I took off bottom engine mount with gearbox mount still connected so that i could see what i was doing.
Put it back on once shaft is removed and engine will support on 2 mounts when gearbox is out (no support needed), supported gearbox on trolley jack and wood blocks and lower out.
Now changing clutch fork as counldn't get arm off to turn fork out of way so i could replace input shaft sleeve
'If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Room.'
Founder Member: The Bad Parent Club!
It's worth putting a prop of some sort under the remaining motor's sump, as the eye bush to the rear (which the offside driveshaft centre bearing shares a housing with) can tear easily. Replacing the bush either requires some fancy kit in-situ or removal of the driveshaft; both are more trouble than propping under the sump.
12-01-2013, 02:20 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-01-2013, 02:23 PM by BLINGONOOB.)
Whilst attempting to remove the clutch cable from the arm that goes into the gearbox, I noticed I can lift the clutch arm directly up and down out of the 'box about half an inch. Is this normal?
Also I've just found 2 small (bb/ half a pea) bearings on the floor under the gearbox :/
Any exploded views of a gearbox? I have a 1.9 diesel 2000