Originally Posted by tybic
Has anyone posted a transmission removal how to with photos for an insight bearing replacement? I have this load growl and am thinking it is this bearing we all have problems with. Money is always the issue. I think I can remove this myself if I take my time and follow the instructions. Also what specs do I need to give machine shop for sleeve for bearings (what metal and dimensions?)
The removal really is straight forward. There is one transmission bolt under the exhaust manifold that is tricky to get to. Also, contrary to what the manual says I personally found it easier to undo the two strut-to-knuckle bolts rather than the lower ball joint bolt on each front axle.
Either EcFool or myself will be posting a how-to for transmission disassembly soon. Transmission removal is covered in the service manual available in the 1g Manual thread.
When I initially talked to my local machine shop, they wanted to measure old and new bearings as well as the journal the bearing goes on, rather than be handed a list of measurements. They will probably just be using steel to make the sleeve and will figure the interferences and clearances themselves. I will be taking my bearings back to the machine shop possibly this week and will have more info then. The sleeve should be around 40mm ID, 45mm OD and 16mm wide, not factoring in interferences.