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Old 11-18-2007, 10:39 AM
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What is usually the problem when the input shaft wiggles alot and isnt stiff? The tranny is out of the car and when i grab the input shaft i can wiggle it a good bit. I put the shifter on the tranny last night and it shifts smooth through all of the gears. My freind is gonna rebuild it for me but i was just wondering what causes the input shaft to do that.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:06 AM
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preload on the input shaft bearing is incorrect

the race needs to be shimmed
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:12 AM
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so its not a broken part its just an incorrect measurement or normal wear and tear
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:06 PM
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pretty much.

A new set of bearings should take care of it
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ok cool..... thanks
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:13 PM
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yup has to be that... theres a shim btwn the retainer and bearing race... ill bet its either not right... or ur bearings have worn out a good bit...
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will the trans drive cause im in a real tight situation. I have all the parts to get the new motor and this transinto my old car. I dont have a car right now and i lost my job because of it. I need to know if i can drive the car for a few weeks with the loose input until i get enough money to have it looked at once i get a job.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:18 PM
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when you remove the retainer there will be a race in the backside and it usually will fall out..under it is a shim...also check the output shaft tip for wear that the back of the input shaft slides into where all the needle bearings are that fall out when you pull it out
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:23 PM
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ive never done anything but a clutch swap when it comes to trannies. Should i be takin this thing apart or not?
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you can bring it down to me and I can look at it to see if it's an issue worth messing with..I've rebuilt a few t-5's in my time
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