In Reply to: tranny output flange removal question... posted by Doug on August 21, 2000 at 11:32:11:
Pop the lockplate out with a screwdriver. You will find you have enough room for a standard thickness socket with the lockplate gone. You may need a mid-depth socket though. It is a 30mm nut torqued to at least 120nm. An impact wrench works REAL nice in taking it off. I just finished putting new seals in a Getrag 240, not the same tranny, but pretty much the same work. I had it out of the car, and torqueing stuff back up is easy when it is on the car.
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...