I thought I knew what I was doing but it looks like I don't. Finished shimming the rear bearing. I used .015 worth of shims. I didn't measure the end play but you can see the slightest amount of play. Just before i put the bottom cover on, I noticed that the intermediate gear and the output gear didn't line up. Looks like a little less than an 1/8th of an inch. The output gear is farther towards the front. I should have taken a picture but was in a hurry to get it done and put the cover on. Now I'm second guessing myself. The only thing that I can think of that would affect the alignment would be the thickness of the front housing gasket. I used the standard gasket from the kit. The bearings were good so I used the same ones. The tabbed washer and snap ring are in place.
The intermediate gear is pretty much fixed with minimal end play. (New thrust washers, one on each side.)
Do I need to tear it down again? If so what could I fix?
Last edited by Ed Menees
on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
Completed Nov. 2002