Willie Williford· Premium Member
2001 5S "Turbo"
Does anyone have a link to a good description of the 'tabectomy' process? I know I've seen it explained somewhere before*, but.......If your second gear only grinds but doesn't pop out of gear then you don't need the syncro, just do the tabectomy....
This PDF can get you started: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByQmsDnxX-S0UWhiMWM3aU5kcGc/view?usp=sharingDoes anyone have a link to a good description of the 'tabectomy' process?
This PDF can get you started: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByQmsDnxX-S0UWhiMWM3aU5kcGc/view?usp=sharing
Look at Figure 38, you want to extract the countershaft (item #3), remove the nut (reverse thread) and work your way down to the syncros. You're going to need a press, I bought a cheapo at harbor freight and spent a few minutes on youtube watching others do similar procedures.
Once you get to your syncros, you'll use either a rounded file or a dremel tool to remove the 3 tabs.
Here's a pre picture: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6dzgIMXrnInLFIQv1
Here's a post picture: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ejdBBTnVCVJJDeup1
I'll be doing this again real soon myself on my daughters Citrus.
So I am yanking the transmission to do the ISB and seals and I made a transmission/engine hanger and set it atop my strut towers, then proceeded to connect it to the hanging tab atop the transmission. I continued with the instructions, then when it came to the step where I was about to remove the last four bolts connecting the tranny to the engine, I realized that once I separated the tranny from the engine, there would be nothing left holding up the engine except for one mount on the passenger side. So I looked over the procedure, and now I see that in figure 15 it shows that the transmission/engine hanging tool is not connected to the tranny, but rather is connected to the engine just behind the oil filler cap. I see nothing on my engine that would enable that. There is not a hook there. There isn't even really a bolt hole that I would want to stick a bolt in and put a hook on. What am I missing?
Way down by the oil pan there is a bracket protruding nearly horizontally that goes by the catalytic converter. Pretty sure that's a bad idea to use that.
I am tempted to simply put wood under the oil pan, but I know those are fragile. Anyone have some input on where that hanger mounts to?