Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Fifth Gear Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



GW Transaxle

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the 5th gear housing end cover-GW series transaxles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the 5th gear assembly GW series transaxle



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Fig. Fig. 3: Fifth gear components-GW series transaxles

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
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  3. Unplug the reverse light switch.
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  5. Remove the 5th gear housing.
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  7. Remove the spring pin from the 5th gear shift fork using a 5mm punch.
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  9. Remove the bearing, shift fork, 5th synchro sleeve, synchro hub, 5th gear and needle bearing from the mainshaft.
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To install:
  1. If replacing the bearing, make sure the snapring in the end cover is correct for the new bearing. Check as follows:
    1. Thoroughly clean the surface of the transaxle case.
    2.  
    3. Reinstall the synchro hub and bearing to the mainshaft.
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    5. Measure the distance between the top of the bearing outer race and the end cover mounting flange. Measure at two points and average the results.
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    7. Remove the snapring and spring washer (1984-85 vehicle) or oil guide plate (1986-87 vehicle) from the end cover.
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    9. Place a straight edge on the end cover and measure the depth of the snapring thrust shim installation hole. Measure at 2 points and average the results. Make sure to subtract the thickness of the straight edge from the reading.
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    11. Subtract the bearing height (6c) from the depth of the end cover (6e).
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    13. For 1984-85 vehicles, select the correct snapring by subtracting the standard spring washer free height (0.0330 in./0.850mm) from the answer in 6f.
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    15. For 1986-87 vehicles, select the correct snapring by subtracting the standard clearance (0.0055 in./0145mm) from the answer in 6f.
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    17. Selective snaprings are available in 0.0010 in. (0.025mm) increment sizes from 0.0430-0.0620 in. (1.100-1.575mm) in addition to 0.0196 in. (0.500mm).
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A maximum of two snaprings may be used to attain the proper snapring thickness.

  1. Install the spring washer or oil guide plate and selected snapring into the end cover.
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  3. Install the needle bearing, 5th gear, synchro hub, 5th synchro sleeve, shift fork and bearing to the mainshaft.
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  5. Install the roll pin to the 5th gear shift fork.
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  7. Clean the mating surfaces of the case and the end cover. Apply sealant, (part number 08740-99986 or equivalent) to the end cover and install.
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  9. Tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  11. Plug the reverse light connector in and fill the transaxle to the proper level.
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