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FS5W71C Manual transmission rebuild.

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Thought I would post some photos of the rebuild I did on my 5speed manual transmission. This is the first mechanical project I have ever tackled. It was intimidating considering the most complicated thing I had done up to this point was replacing the shocks and carrier bearing in my truck. With 800 bucks for tools and parts (I didn't even own a ratchet or socket set) and following the service manual to the letter I managed to take that howeling chunk of aluminium and steel, disassemble, clean and replace all the bearings,sycro rings and reassemble it.
Here is the link to all the rebuild photos


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Press/installation of transmission

Quite a project! What kind of press did you use? When will the trans go back in the truck?
I bought a 200 dollar 12 tonne press from princess auto which is similar to harbour freight in the USA. The transmission is already in and working perfectly. I also needed to purchase a gear puller and bearing puller/splitter which cost me 200. 150 for sockets a Ratchet and a torque wrench. 300 for bearings and syncros and royal purple manual transmission oil.

Considering a transmission shop quoted me 2500 for a rebuilt trans and 2100 for rebuilding this one I think I saved a minimum of 1100 bucks.
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