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I got the manual for the Insight. I have 2000 5spd model. I need to pull the transmission and replace input shaft bearing (most likely I think) and the manual has a special tool called an engine support hanger.

Where do I get one of these? I am wondering if the Insight owners here might have ne that floats around from owner to owner? I imagine once you have used it, you don't really have much call for it again...

Anyone have any tips on that?

AND - anyone that has done the trans work on this, any helpful tips or caution points would be great. Especially if you have done this bearing job.

Thanks!
 

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Hanger would be nice, but not absolutely necessary

Just finished getting mine back together after doing the ISB and synchronizer mod. I put the car up on stands (see post number one http://www.insightcentral.net/forums/modifications-technical-issues/25102-just-feeling-silly.html ).

I used a car scissors jack with a rubber pad on it to support the engine, and didn't have a problem. Guess an engine hanger would have been nice. Just be careful, the oil pan is made of magnesium.


I did use some help re-installing; see post #64 on the following link.

http://www.insightcentral.net/forum...-speed-input-shaft-bearing-replacement-7.html


Hope this helps,
Tim Glover
 

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Oh I see the other poster gave a link. But I am not having any trouble with shifting at all...and I don't use a clutch, so if there was an issue I would surely notice...don't you think?
 

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But I am not having any trouble with shifting at all...and I don't use a clutch, so if there was an issue I would surely notice...don't you think?
If you're shifting without using the clutch, then you must be rev-matching which accomplishes what the synchronizers would normally do. Therefore, the synchronizers wouldn't be used which would avoid exposing the 1-2 synchronizer design problem.
 

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OK..you never responded on what the synchronizer mod is...
Puzzled here. Willie posed this link http://www.insightcentral.net/forum...01-gen1-transmission-problems.html#post260838 . Also the synchronizer mod is listed earlier in the link I put in my previous post. http://www.insightcentral.net/forum...-speed-input-shaft-bearing-replacement-7.html

Essentially, it is simply grinding off the clocking tabs off the 1-2 synchronizer rings. This stops the dreaded grind when downshifting from third to second, and also from second to first.

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