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Re: tranny output flange removal question... (archive)

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Posted by CFL on August 21, 2000 at 17:36:45:

In Reply to: tranny output flange removal question... posted by Doug on August 21, 2000 at 11:32:11:

I need to replace the output shaft seal at the rear of the transmission. I have removed the exhaust, shields and finally got the bolts loose holding the guibo to the driveshaft (removed guibo, center bearing and front part of the drive shaft). Now I'm having trouble removing the output flange, there is a large nut apprx. 30mm (?) that requires a deep, thin walled socket (?) I'm wondering if there is a special tool for this or what because I couldn't get anything to fit. I tried using a 30mm axle socket but the walls were too thick. Also there is a locking plate, how is that removed without damaging it, or is that possible? Thanks for any help, Doug...

Grind down that big socket.

Buy a new locking plate, I always bugger these things up removing them.

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