I want to replace the rear transmission bushing , and seals on a 1992 B250
van, 3 speed automatic. Although this van has only about 60 thousand miles
on it, the rear bushing (where the spline exits the tranny), was replaced
once before. The dealer did it the first time, and I'm doing it this time.
There is about an 8th of an inch of lateral play in the shaft and this seems
to causes the drive line to vibrate at 55 mph. The rear of the transmission
case will back off from the tranny about a quarter inch and doesn't want to
go any farther. I assumed it would just slide off. Before I get the really
big crowbar, is there something I'm missing that prevents it from sliding
off? The speed sensor and all external hardware is out.
Once apart, I noticed that the bushing had slid up towards the trans
completely. Luckily the case is not damaged or worn. I've been running it
with just the seal for support. This must be an ongoing problem. Do you
think I could use locktight?
Max Dodge wrote in message ...
take one of those spring-loaded center punches and dimple the inside of the
bore before you put the bushing in
do it 6-8 places
then use LocTite on the outside of the bushing
use a press and a big socket (closed end) to install it
then make sure the yoke fits inside it BEFORE you put it back together, if
too snug, a small cylinder (or large brake) hone with ATF as a lube will
clean it up
you want a bit of 'slop', not much, but don't leave it too tight
So I had to wait a week to get the new bushing special order. It turns out
to be the wrong bushing. Two different dodge dealers came up with the same
part number. They were able to use the VIN number to determine what
transmission I had. I went to a ma and pa transmission shop and the counter
guy recognized the bushing as a FORD part! No shit, the ford bushing was an
exact fit. My wife says "no wonder it broke".
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