Scott’s little Datsun pick-up has had a long and happy life. The speedometer quit working a very long time ago so all we know is that it has well over 300,000 miles. Lately the clutch started sliding so he brought it house for a clutch modification. There was likewise a noise when he depressed the clutch so we thought it may have a bad input bearing on the transmission as well. We were prepared to re-install the old 4 rate that was drawn years ago to make room for a five rate. We began by securing a clutch package. The package came with a brand-new disk, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing and also a placement device. We were rather shocked that the local parts store had the kit in stock for this old vehicle. We put the vehicle on the lift as well as eliminated the drive shaft. The drive shaft is in 2 parts so I separated it in the muddle as well as left the rear part connected to the rear differential as well as just eliminated the front section.Next, we supported
the transmission on a stand and also eliminated the cross member and also installing pad. Then we had access to draw the speedometer cord. There were 2 sensors on the side of the transmission so we detached the cords as well as labeled them. Then we disconnected the change lever from the transmission. We ought to have done this from the top before raising the truck, as you will certainly see later on. We also eliminated the clutch slave cyndrical tube. Next we drew the starter. Once more this would certainly have been much easier prior to raising the vehicle. Scott utilized a ladder while I aided from below. We measured the position of the torsion bars and then loosened them to get completions of the screws out of the way. They obstruct relocating the transmission backwards. Next we removed the screws that secured the transmission flywheel cover. 10 we utilized lengthy expansions and a flex joint to eliminate the four bolts that hold the transmission to the engine. With these out, we were able to glide the transmission back from the engine. We were not nonetheless able to remove the transmission from the truck.There is merely not enough room to obtain the transmission over the facility part of the framework and past the flywheel with the stress plate in place. At this point we examined the input shaft to see if we were actually mosting likely to have to transform the transmission. It appeared fine; as a matter of fact it really felt tighter than our extra, so we elected to leave it. Considering that we could not obtain the transmission out of the vehicle it seems a good selection. We still could not keep in mind just how we had exchanged the transmissions years ago. We then eliminated the stress plate as well as evaluated the flywheel as well as disk. The disk showed very little wear and also the flywheel still had the equipment marks from the last time it was resurfaced. We were not exactly sure why it was sliding or where the noise was originating from. After careful evaluation we saw where the stress plate was contacting the clutch disk when released.That was most likely the resource of the sound he periodically heard.
Also, the throw away bearing felt a little harsh. We elected to alter all the parts in the clutch kit because we had them just to be safe. Drawing the pilot bushing came to be the following obstacle. One device I have actually never contributed to my collection is a pilot bearing puller. Scott went to town to obtain one from the Development Car funding a device program. While he was gone, I took a look at how to obtain the transmission out. It remained in the method of extracting the pilot bushing. I ultimately understood that it was hitting the floor of the taxi and that there was a panel around the shifter that could be removed to obtain even more clearance. I lowered the vehicle and removed the center console and also home plate around the shifter. It would certainly have been much easier to remove the shifter from this side. With the panel eliminated, the transmission can be tipped up and there was just adequate area to remove it from the truck. With the transmission off the beaten track we concentrated on drawing the old pilot bushing.