This may be the deal--this would make everything wear--bearings and shafts.
The rear bearing adapter on my tranny, just sorta "sits" in it's hole, in the housing, the transfer case holds it in place, once fastened to the tranny.
If you separate the Tranny and transfer case. 1st, one must pull the shifter housing off, and wedge something in behind the 1st/ reverse gear (I use 2 big screwdrivers, one is just insurance!)---before you remove the transfer case....otherwise the bearing adapter falls out/ gets dragged out the rear of the case.
If you are gonna rebuild the tranny no big deal.............
If you must put it back together after service/ repair of clutch or transfer case...
YOU "ASSUME" the tranny should still be "serviceable", cause it shouldn't have been "Messed With"
No Big Deal???? .....When it falls out, even slightly, the INPUT SHAFT AND THE MAINSHAFT SEPARATE, inside the tranny.....ALL/ MOST OF THE NEEDLE BEARINGS FALL OUT!!!!
If you were not aware--You would CRAM the Rear Bearing Adapter Back in (IT WOULD GO BACK IN!) But now the needle bearings are in the bottom of the case!!!......The Shafts can no longer run "Centered" on each other...Stuff will wear badly, shifting would be bad, tranny noise for sure.
On mine I "wire" the bearing adapter to the case, until it is time to install the transfer case....During re-installation
In the next pics, look at my needle bearings, in the input shaft....then see the surface of the main shaft (Nose, under my thumb) that fits "Snuggly" inside of them. The adapter is the "red thing" on the rear.
Looks like if you separate the 2 housings of your tranny this could happen to yours. Linking you to a pic
# 9 in the link is your input shaft, the other shaft and needle bearings go into the back of it.
If someone else let your shafts move apart, needle bearings fall out, in the past---they caused your whole problem!
It's like the continuous 2 piece shaft "running staight and true", NOW HAS A BROKEN BACK!
Heres my pics
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Thursday, May 12th, 2011 AT 12:55 AM