REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise the vehicle and safely support.
- Unplug the reverse light switch.
- Remove the end cover.
- Expand the snapring and remove the ball bearing from the mainshaft.
When replacing the bearing, make sure the snapring in the end cover is correct for the new bearing. Check as follows:
- Thoroughly clean the surface of the transaxle case.
- Reinstall the bearing to the first shoulder of the mainshaft.
- 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.
- Remove the snapring and spring washer (1984-85 vehicles) or oil guide plate (1986-87 vehicles) from the end cover.
- Place a straight edge on the end cover and measure the depth of the snapring installation hole. Measure at two points and average the results. Make sure to subtract the thickness of the straight edge from the reading.
- Subtract the bearing height (5c) from the depth of the end cover (5e).
- 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 5f.
- For 1986-87 vehicles, select the correct snapring by subtracting the standard clearance (0.0055 in./0.145mm) from the answer in 5f.
- 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).
A maximum of 2 snaprings may be used to attain the proper snapring thickness.
- Install the spring washer or oil guide plate and selected snapring into the end cover.
- Install the bearing on the mainshaft completely.
- 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.
- Tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
- Plug the reverse light connector in and fill the transaxle to the proper level.