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transmisson troubles...

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so the clutch went out back in jan. finnaly got it replaced two days ago....did the work myself:banghead: that sucked no concrette driveway.....all grass and gravel.....hopefully it will b fine....thanks to michael and the great info found here the bottle jack for spreading the frame rails came in very handy....now looking to swap my axel (dually) for a single rear ....then some power mods ....open for suggestions from anyone on mods

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5 yrs ago i had a ford ranger that grenaded a trans while driving 70+ down the turnpike. i bought a salvaged trans and made my first ever car repair(by myself might i add). same situation, no concrete. only gravel. the swap went all right...but i learned a valueble lesson. when reassembling things that have been outdoors....get it extra clean.some grit got on the slip yoke and it put a very slight taper on the yoke and ate that back brass bushing. i didn't find that out until i had already changed the rear seal twice. it ended up costing $800 to have the local trans shop change the yoke,bushing,and rear seal. had i known a fraction of what i know now it would have only cost ~$50. long story short. when working on gravel or outdoors, make sure its clean!

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