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2arfe EB60 transmission bearing replacement and 6th gear swap

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Mscholten
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After getting the muffler attached on my 2arfe swap, I heard a supercharger like noise when the clutch was let out.
A little internet research and it turns out there is a TSB against the transmission- the rear input shaft bearing tends to go bad and should be replaced by the Camry EB62 bearing - 9036335080 (around $25). I decided to take the opportunity of an open transmission to replace the 6th gears with the gears from the Camry transmission to get lower RPMs at highway speeds.

I pulled the transmission by leaving in the passenger side motor mount bolt, removing the front and rear bolts (and rear subframe), and completely removing the driver side. Then I was able to tip down the transmission far enough to clear the frame rail. Anything to avoid refilling the coolant...

There was a lot of metal in the transmission fluid, so I will need to rinse it out well.

I opened the transmission again, following Marc’s instructions leftover from the shift detent installation. https://frankensteinmotorworks.com/MKIII/2ARSwap/documentation/EB60-EB62%20Reverse%20detent%20instalation..pdf
The bearing in question is the green one-

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Remove the snap ring and look for the number on it.

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Using this handy chart from Marc-

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Order the correct part. There were only 5 left in the country for #5. It was around $3.

Next, I used a very large gear puller to remove the rear input shaft and 6th gear.

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The bearing had some play and made some noise, compared to the new one which did not.

I used the same puller to remove the front angular bearing and 6th gear. There is no snap ring, but both are friction fit, so it takes a lot more effort than the rear. The gear is also sitting on an indexed shaft.

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I am waiting on my new 6th gears from the EB62 (33429-33010 and 33337-33010) (around $220) to arrive, then I will put everything back together.

This topic was modified 2 years ago 4 times by Mscholten
 
Posted : March 14, 2020 1:22 am
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Mscholten
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Received the new gears today- Camry ones are on the left with a smaller driven gear.

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The direction of the driven gear isn’t clear- the lip goes down.

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As I was hammering everything together, the bearing wasn’t going down far enough. It turns out the shaft has a ball bearing and the collar has a matching notch. Lining those two up makes it all fit.

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I hammered the bearing down far enough for my snap ring to fit.

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Time to put it all back together and reinstall in the car.

This post was modified 2 years ago by Mscholten
 
Posted : March 16, 2020 7:12 pm
dev
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I admire your work. Well done. 

 

 

 
Posted : March 16, 2020 8:30 pm
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Mscholten
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Thanks, but you only say that because I don’t show my mistakes... Let’s just say I used more sealant this time to make sure it doesn’t leak again.

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I admire your work. Well done. 

 

 

 
Posted : March 17, 2020 12:42 am
dev
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You did your due diligence with plenty of research and you didn’t try to jam anything together yet you are up for the challenge but cautious. It says that you have a level of past experience. 
Most of all you are still humble about your mistakes. True enthusiast in my book. 

 

 
Posted : March 17, 2020 1:09 am
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Back together and running- around 2700 rpm at 70 mph with the Camry 6th gear.

 
Posted : March 22, 2020 8:02 pm
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