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Old 02-05-2020, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaiserjeeps
The mainshaft spins on needle bearings that roll inside the bore of the input gear correct? You remove the bearing retainer off the case freeing the input shaft and does not the input come out (with a little effort) along with the big caged ball bearing pressed on it and in the process drop all those needle bearings into the bottom of the transmission case?...
No. The bearing must be pulled from the input shaft and out of the case before the input shaft will come out. You cannot get the input shaft out of the case with the bearing installed. Same for the rear bearing. It's not like the Borg-Warner 3-speeds, where you can remove the input shaft and front bearing as a unit.

To assemble, you install the input shaft with the pocket bearing (rollers in the pocket) in place on the main shaft and drive the bearing onto the input shaft. See the thread I linked for the tool I made to install the bearing.
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