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t/c spring -- what for ??

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by rgentry, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. rgentry

    rgentry

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    I'm just completing the rebuild of my 3-speed transfer
    case. My shop manual and Haynes show a spring near
    the transmission shaft seal but I can't find the spring
    nor do I know where it goes. Can anybody tell me what
    this spring is? I hate leaving parts out!
     
  2. rgentry

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    OK, I'll answer my own question for the archives.

    The tech support guys at Specter got back to me.
    The spring was used on all t/c between the t/c and the
    three-speed transmissions for those who had column
    shifts. The spring went right where the shift fork shaft
    was on the tranny. Evidently most of these springs are
    long gone and nobody bothers with them. Since I still
    have column shift I might put one back (if I can find one).

    I bet that it helps when you are trying to get the tranny
    into neutral.
     
  3. IDave

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    I looked in the Land Cruiser Chassis and Body manual to see what they said about it. Well, it's there, a different view than the schematic from SOR, but its just floating out there by that oil seal by the TC. I couldn't find any mention of it in the assembly instructions. I can't recall using it in my assembly (but who knows). [I, too, have a column shift]. If I recall correctly, the shift fork shaft just comes out to the rear of the transmission. It is flush, and I don't think it moves. So I don't know how the spring will work. Let me know if it makes a difference!
     
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    I am test fitting my tranny and transfer together now and have
    a new theory about the little spring. The rear output bearing
    on the 3-speed tranny just seems to float at the rear end of the
    case -- nothing much holds it in place. Perhaps the role of the
    spring is to keep the bearing pushed back into the tranny.

    In any case, SOR does not sell it, and they don't think I need
    to worry about it.
     
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    makes sense to me. i've not missed mine. (but what you don't know can't hurt you, right?)