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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Militarymetal, Jul 9, 2024 at 7:20 PM.

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:20 PM
    Militarymetal

    Militarymetal Member

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    Started the Dana 18 transfer case rebuild this evening. Pressed the back tapered bearing on the mainshaft—no problem. Placed the two gears on the mainshaft with the thrust washer and snap ring. Tried to put the tapered bearing on the other end and Doh!! I forgot to knock that race out when I disassembled the thing. It took me an HOUR to get that snap ring off so I could get the main shaft out to drive the race out. What a dumbass! I hope others do stupid things. :banghead: I’ll start again tomorrow after work. Time for a cold one.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    Twin2

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    that's the great thing about working in shop
    walk to door . turn off light . close door
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:50 PM
    Glenn

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    Welcome to the club! It sucks when you make a mistake but at least you found it before it was even harder to correct.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2024 at 9:39 PM
    Jw60

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    I think Novak has a good rebuild guide, there was a better step by step one on willys forum or somewhere.
     
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  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 10:58 PM
    Oldpappy

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    I have done much dumber things than that. It is how we learn. You won't make the same mistake next time :bananatool:
     
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    Jeepenstein

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    I rebuilt my T-14 years ago on a piece of plywood on top of two garbage cans in my back yard using a donor T-14 and a few new parts. Got it all back together and went for a test drive and all was good until 3rd gear.. Went back home and between two transmissions there was 6 synchros.. 4 were on the plywood. Doh..
     
  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:44 AM
    Lockman

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    ........ Just to make you feel a wee bit better here. Yesterday, I had fabricated a bracket & just had to add a clamp type support . Well, 2 1/2 hours later , along with a whole buncha conversation with my ownself, i got it done .
    Now , I hate it :banghead:
     
  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:14 AM
    Militarymetal

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    I’m not so sure about that! I’m 63 and still making stupid mistakes.
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:17 AM
    Militarymetal

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    Thanks guys. Those stories do make me feel better. As most of you do, I love working with my hands and learning new things. Keeps me young—at heart.
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:19 AM
    Militarymetal

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    Makes me worry a little about getting the bloody thing back together in the right order WITH ALL the parts!
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:57 AM
    Jw60

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    Make sure you flip the case over a few times before installing... so the needle that is supposed to be between the gears and shaft can fall out from the bottom of the case.
    Otherwise it may take a few years before it breaks a tooth.
    I've had my t-90 apart so many times i can drive it home replace a synchro and have it back together before bed.
     
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