Pulling a T5 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Mac88's Avatar
"Drive It Until It Breaks"
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Age: 40
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pulling a T5

I plan on pulling the T5 out of my 88 Mustang this weekend, and I have a tech question. The clutch in the car is fine, just the 5th and reverse gear were messed up. Can I just dropped the tranny and leave the bell housing and clutched connected. Will the tranny just slide up in there? Every post I've read shows pulling the bellhousing and clutch, but I'm trying to avoid that. Any advice?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2011, 01:30 PM
RippinRon's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Thornbury, Ontario
Age: 33
Posts: 948
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
You sure can.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Mac88's Avatar
"Drive It Until It Breaks"
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Age: 40
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re

Ok, thanks. So there is no reason to remove the pressure plate or anything else. It will be a plug and play type install?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2011, 01:59 PM
RippinRon's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Thornbury, Ontario
Age: 33
Posts: 948
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
If its good no, but it's a nice time to have a look or change the pilot bushing or bearing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Mac88's Avatar
"Drive It Until It Breaks"
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Carolina
Age: 40
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re

Okay, I know im about to ask the same question again, but I just want clarification because today when I was picking up some ATF, I was told something new, as usual. I'm pulling the T5 out of my 88 Mustang because I don't have 5th gear and reverse. I understood that I could drop the driveshaft, unbolt the transmission from the bellhousing, slide the new transmission inn bolt it up to the bellhousing, connect drive shaft and all was good. Today, two guys said its not simple. That I had to pull the bellhousing to position the clutch fork on the spindle of the transmission?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2011, 04:21 PM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 5,217
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 100
Thanked 130 Times in 121 Posts
By spindle you mean input shaft? I don't see why, if you're able to keep it steady, like on a jack, and thread it through the throwout bearing. I don't see any benefit to having the bell housing attached to the trans, except that you can put it up as an assembly maybe, I have never done that. Just ensure everything feels good, pedal pressure and all, before you wrap it all up.

I have taken 3" bolts, same size and thread as the trans mounting bolts, cut the heads of and used them as guide dowels. Makes it a little easier to get things aligned. If you're not removing the disc, you shouldn't have spline alignment problems.

You do know you will have to raise and support the rear of the motor and probably remove the trans cross member to get the trans out?
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pulling a motor mjascur Engine 4 09-12-2010 01:44 PM
I'm pulling oil in from somewhere PrimeMover Engine 20 05-01-2006 06:02 AM
Which is better for pulling 383 or 400 sb Chevy71 Engine 12 01-29-2004 09:14 PM
pulling tranny without pulling motor.... Rubberman2003 Transmission - Rearend 20 06-26-2003 09:11 PM
Pulling brakes??? Brian5 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 7 07-19-2002 06:59 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.